Dr Andrabi lays foundation of Transporters Halt at Pakherpora, addresses gatherings at Newa & Pulwama town

‘During one year, Waqf has been transformed from an ailing organization to a vibrant one’: Darakhshan

Srinagar, July 12: Minister of State and Chairperson J&K Waqf Board Dr Darakhshan Andrabi today visited Pulwana town, Newa village in Pulwama and Pakherpora in Budgam district and attended multiple programmes and layed foundation for new work to be executed. Andrabi was accompanied by Waqf CEO Dr Majid Jahangir, Tehsildar Ishtiyaq Mohiuddin & Social Activist Arshad Bhat. She begun her tour from Pulwama visiting Chudi Bazar in Pulwama town where a programme was organised by the traders after this notified Waqf owned Market was taken over recently by the Board. Later Dr Andrabi visited Newa Village where she paid obeisance at the sufi shrine and addressed a public gathering. Waqf Chairperson later paid obeisance at the shrine of Hazrat Aali Ali Balkhi (RA) and also layed foundation stone for the Transporters Halt at Pakherpora pora bazar. Speaking to a gathering of local traders and senior citizens at Pakherpora Dr Andrabi said that it was encouraging and motivating to see the transformation of Waqf Board during the past one year. “From an ailing entity to a vibrant organization, our journey in Waqf Board during the past one year has been splendid. Despite continuous process of sustainable corrections, much more needs to be done. The infections in the system had beome chronic and thus the treatment takes us more time and efforts”, said Dr Andrabi. She said that the resources of the Board were exploited earlier to the level that when the new Board took over, there was no money even for the salaries of the staff. “Loot and misappropriation of the funds of Waqf are a past now. We have already initiated re-development projects throughout J&K and the Board has succeded in earning the trust of the people again”, said Waqf Board Chairperson.

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