Qayoom Wani Joins PDP, To Contest Election


JAMMU —Former employee union leader Abdul Qayoom Wani on Saturday joined Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and was welcomed by PDP President Mehbooba Mufti and Party Patron Muzaffar Hussain Beigh into the party fold.

Wani was president of Jammu and Kashmir Teachers Forum (JKTF). 

Hailing Wani’s services as a trade union leader, PDP President Mehbooba Mufti said that he has always represented the unrepresented in the power corridors of the state and remained in the forefront throughout his career to highlight the hardships faced by the state’s working class.

Mehbooba also declared Wani as party’s candidate from Baramulla for the forthcoming parliament polls slated to be held in April this year.

Wani while addressing the press soon after joining the party stated it was the vision of the PDP that inspired him to join the party and become part of the caravan which is striving on all fronts to get the state out of the squalid conditions and make peace and prosperity permanent in Jammu and Kashmir. “The Confidence Building Measures taken by the PDP founder Mufti Mohammad Sayeed like ending of  the Ikhwan era, talks with Hurriyat and opening of the Muzzafarbad route are enough to make one understand  the pro-people policies of the PDP  and why every peace-loving citizen of the state is duty bound to strengthen the party on ground,” Wani said.

He added that the basic reason for him to join the party is to strive for fulfilling the PDP’s mission and make strenuous efforts in stopping the vicious cycle of violence which is consuming state’s younger generation with each passing day.

Education Dept gets freedom: Shah Faesal

Former IAS officer Shah Faesal today said the education department has got freedom today. He said this minutes after Teachers Forum president Abdul Qayoom Wani resigned from the services and joined PDP.

Faesal, who has also served as Director Education Kashmir, in a facebook post said, “Education Department gets freedom today. Congrats to Teacher community and the school children who had been held hostage all these years. With masks down, Inshallah, Education will flourish now in the valley of Kashmir.” 


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