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NC issued domicile certificates to WPR’s, now staging drama: Drabu

We challenge PDP to prove if we have issued certificates: NC, Congress

Srinagar, Feb 14 (KNS): Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Drabu Tuesday said it was National Conference (NC) which issued domicile certificates to West Pakistan Refugees (WPRs) and this party is now resorting to double speak only to destabilize the present government.
Talking to KNS, Drabu said they have consistently maintained that their government won’t issue certificates to WPRs, but the report recently published in a local daily has opened the Pandora box that it was during the Omar Abdullah’s regime that domicile certificates were issued to WPRs.
Asked NC leaders like Ali Muhammad Sagar have been maintaining that their government had not issued any such certificates, Drabu said, “In the face of documentary evidence, no NC leader even Sagar Sahab can deny the reality,” he said.
Drabu said according to the report, the things are quite clear that who are actually the people, who issued certificates to WPRs.
The Finance Minister made it clear that no certificate has been issued to WPRs by the present government, but added that NC used fake news reports regarding the issue of WPRs only to destabilize the present government. “But now it has been proved that NC government has issued domicile certificates,” he said.
However, the main opposition political parties-National Conference and Congress have completely snubbed the reports about issuing of any ‘domicile certificates’ to WPR during their tenure.
The political developments have created a fresh uproar after a media report stated that that the previous NC-Congress government 2009-2012 had issued 784 certificates to WPR.
Senior NC leader and its General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar said this is a baseless allegation as nothing such had happened in their government.
He said, “I challenge this statement, we haven’t issued a single certificate to any refugee.”
Pradesh Congress Committee Chief G A Mir while taking with KNS said that such things never when they were in the power. “Now when we are in the opposition, such things are happening and the ruling PDP is gossiping around different tunes to facilitate issuance of certificates to WPR’s,” he said.
Mir said it was never possible and, in case their government had done so, the Opposition (PDP) of that time wouldn’t have remained silent. They (PDP) must have opposed it sternly,” he said. (KNS)