Jammu, 02/May/2019: Citing massive allegations of irregularities and nepotism in construction of bunkers and identification of sites for construction of new community and individual bunkers for civil population in border district Poonch, today while interacting with prominent villagers in Balakote Sector of border town Mendhar.
Dr Shazad Malik, a renowed educationist urged union home ministry and governor Satya Pal Malik to order judicial auditing of whole procedure of construction of bunkers in border areas.
Dr Shazad said that it is so unfortunate that everyday complaints and allegations are pouring in from border villagers that newly constructed bunkers in these areas are constructed using the sub standard material. He also said that sites for bunkers are identified at the behest of politicians without adopting any scientific parameter.
Explaining the sufferings of locals of border areas, he said that innocent people living in border areas face double whammy as at one side they become victims of unprovoked shelling from Pakistan and on the other side neither administration nor government show any sympathy or empathy to them.
He alleged that on paper billions of rupees are sanctioned and released by union ministry of home affairs for people of these border areas but on ground the situation is totally different, there is lack of coordination between different agencies of the state and central government. Dr Malik retierated his old demand of establishment of an independent body called as BADA, Border Area Development Authority that shall exclusively cater all the needs of people of border areas.