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MAHORE: Former minister and senior National Conference leader Mr Abdul Gani Malik on Saturday visited snow bound areas of Gulabgarh constituency and took stock of the damages caused due to snow and problems faced to the people.  Mr Malik interacted with the suffering people and urged the administration to  take up restoration works  on priority. He said road network is needed to be given priority as many areas continue to remain inaccessible. 

Mr Malik made a fervent appeal to the Governor’s Administration to depute teams to the snow-bound areas and getting the main utility services restored and supply of various essentials like rations besides medicines in the health institutions ensured. Due to chilly weather conditions, many people are suffering, some of them needing medicare and therefore it is incumbent to ensure presence of medicos and paramedics in the health institutions with adequate stocks of medicines in the health centres, he said, hoping that field officers would be issued necessary instructions in this regard.

Mr Malik sought adequate stocking of rations at the sale-outlets to meet requirements of the rationees, especially in the inaccessible areas even if it entails head-load due to inaccessibility in the wake of disruption in road communication. He said Gulabgarh constituency being remotest in the region needs special dispensation. “This aspect should merit the attention of the administration”, he added.

The former minister also called for deputation of teams of agriculture and allied departments, revenue and animal and sheep husbandry departments besides other agencies to take stock of damages to crops, utility services, livestock etc so that corrective measures are initiated.  Mr Malik assured the people that all their difficulties would be raised at appropriate levels for early redressal.