Women equal stakeholder in peace, development: Safina Beig

First Meeting Of PDP’s Women Wing Held

Srinagar, Publish Date: Apr 22 2018 12:11AM | Updated Date: Apr 22 2018 2:28AM
Women equal stakeholder in peace, development: Safina BeigFile Photo

Observing that women are equal stakeholders in nation building and peace process, newly appointment women wing president of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Safina Beig today called upon womenfolk to work assiduously for restoring lasting peace in J&K. She said that peace is imperative for socio-economic growth of every section of the society.

Addressing maiden meeting of Women wing here, which was attended by legislators, district president, office bearers and workers, she expressed her gratitude towards party leadership in general and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in particular for giving her the responsibility as women wing president.

“I assure my leadership that I will work with dedication and commitment, with my full potential, to come up to expectations of the party,” she said and added it’s the vision of the Chief Minister that women are equal stakeholders in peace and nation building initiatives.

“Women are the worst victim of conflict and turmoil so their participation and role is more important in the process to establish sustainable peace,” she observed and exuded confidence that under the leadership of Mehbooba lasting peace would be established in this region.

“We have to carry forward Chief Minister’s agenda of peace and development across the state”, she exhorted party workers, adding, “Being workers of PDP it is our responsibility to frustrate designs of those forces which are hell bent to create disturbance in the state by raking up emotion of the people”.

She further cautioned that forces inimical to the peace were frustrated due to “revolutionary and pro-people steps” being initiated by the coalition government headed by Mehbooba.

Calling upon party workers to spread message of PDP at the grassroots level, Safina said that agenda of the party was formulated by accommodating wishes and aspirations of all sections of the society and need of the hour was to educate people about revolutionary policies of the party.

She said that PDP’s policies are focused on women in particular as the party has formulated a comprehensive program for socio-economic growth of women of the state.

Safina announced that constituency wise conventions would be held very soon in all parts of the state in which genuine concerns of the womenfolk would be addressed. She said genuine grievances of women would be brought to the notice of Chief Minister.

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