In order to strengthen the Wakf institutions and streamline their functioning, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Tuesday reconstituted the Board of Directors of J&K Wakf Board by nominating nine new Members to the organization.
As per SRO-201, issued by the Department of Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs, the Chief Minister, pursuant to the powers vested in him under Section 6 of the Jammu & Kashmir Muslim Specified Wakafs & Specified Wakafs Properties Act, 2004, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors, nominated Imam Dargah Hazratbal Shrine, Mufti Bashir Ahmad Farooqui and Maulana Showkat Keng as Members of the reconstituted J&K Wakaf Board.
The other members nominated to the Board include Advocate Azhar-ul-Amin, former Director Horticulture, Ghulam Hassan Shah, ex-Chief Engineer, Khalid Muzaffar, former Director General Health Services and ex-Member, National Disaster Management Authority, Dr. Muzaffar, Professors of the University of Kashmir, Dr. Bashir Ahmad Nehvi and Prof. Mushtaq Qureshi, and noted educationist, Mrs. Mian Altaf Sarwar.
It may be recalled that the Chief Minister had earlier nominated Peer Mohammad Hussain as Member and Vice Chairman of the J&K Wakaf Board, till the Vice Chairman is elected formally.
MQM chief Altaf Hussain yesterday rejected the contents of the BBC report and said that he was ready to declare under oath that he and his party had no link with India’s external spy agency RAW.
MQM leader Tariq Mir had reportedly confessed to the London police in an earlier interview that Hussain knew about alleged Indian funding of MQM’s activities.
General Sharif also apprised the premier about progress in Operation Zarb-e-Azb against militants across Pakistan and the security situation at the eastern and western borders.
2015 Kashmir Despatch