SRINAGAR: Gulrez Mushtaq, the grandson of late darvesh and spiritual personality Ahad Shahib popularly known as Ahad Bab Thursday joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The party president Mehbooba Mufti welcomed Mr Gulrez into the party fold along with his hundreds of supporters at her official Gupkar residence. Gulrez an MBA graduate from the renowned Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom has worked in London and Dubai.
Speaking on the occasion, Gulrez said that the pro-people agenda of PDP and its performance in government and in opposition had influenced him to join the party.
He said the PDP during its brief stint in the government totally transformed the volatile situation that existed before 2002 and created an atmosphere of peace and tranquility by giving a new and positive direction to the peace and governance issues of the state.
Today once again the state is caught in the worst situation of kind where mis-governance, corruption, nepotism and above all anti youth policies have become the hallmark of the ruling dispensation, therefore I consider it my moral duty to come forward and help in getting rid-off the present inefficient, insensitive system, he said.
He said Sopore, once an economically vibrant area has been the first and the worst victim of the turbulent times with the result the area has been pushed to backwardness in all the fields. Gulrez said the area has been systematically wronged, exploited and the youth have been worst sufferers. Therefore, while as I would use my energies to mobilize the youth all across the state, but Sopore is going to be my main focus, he said. He impressed upon the party president that special attention has to be given to the area, so as to create a new system of justice.