VC J&K Muslim Waqf Board Peer Hussain resigns

Srinagar—J&K Mus­lim Waqf Board Vice Chairman Peer Mu­hammad Hussain Tuesday resigned from the post without disclosing the reasons of quitting.

The development took place a day after he addressed a press conference detailing his “achievements and mea­sures” that he took for revamping the Board.

“I have submitted my resignation to the chief minister five days ago, but I don’t know whether it has been accepted or not,” Hussain told KNS.

Chief Minister Mehboo­ba Mufti is the chairman of the JK Waqf Board.

“I worked with dedica­tion and honesty during this time and took sever­al measures for improve­ment for the board and its properties. Anyone can now run it smooth­ly,” he said.

Pressed for reasons for resigning, Hussain said: “I will reveal the reasons at an appropriate time.”

On Monday, Hussain addressed a press confer­ence where he detailed his achievements and measures he had taken to revamp the board.

“I addressed the press conference yesterday to highlight my achieve­ments and work done during my tenure.”

In January last year, Hussain in an interview to the Kashmir Magazine had said that he would resign if he was not able to revamp the Wakf and its properties.

“I say with honesty that if I am no able to implement the new plan to revamp Wakf or contribute for it, I will resign,” he had said.

Hussain, a senior PDP leader, was in March 2012 nominated as Vice Chairman of the J&K Waqf Board the then chief Minister late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed till the Vice Chairman is elected formally. How­ever, he continued as VC as no one was elected for­mally to the post. (KNS)


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