Pak Currency Issue PDP’s Poll Stunt: Omar

17 April 2008

Srinagar: The president of the National Conference, Omar Abdullah, today said that Mufti Muhammad Sayeed’s demand of putting Pakistani currency in circulation in the state was his latest political stunt, and that a dream of Khushaal Kashmir (Presperous Kashmir) could not be realized by laying gardens and growing flowers. Addressing a public meeting in Kandi, Kupwara, Omar launched sledgehammer attacks on both partners in the ruling coalition government, saying that the PDP had misled people through its plethora of slogans, while the Congress had committed injustices under the garb of war against corruption. “The chief minister declared a jehad against corruption, but no action was taken against corrupt ministers in his own cabinet. Names of both PDP and Congress ministers have surfaced in this connection,” he said, adding that the war against corruption had proved to be a mere slogan. Referring to Mufti Muhammad Sayeed’s proposal of using Pakistani currency in the state, Omar said that this was the PDP’s new election card which it would try to cash on in the coming polls. “Mahbooba Mufti went to Pakistan with the self-rule formula, but when it cut no ice, she did a flip-over back home,” he said.