Andrabi during Live Tv show
“Agenda like Waheed Parra no more in existence”
Srinagar, Sep 26 (KNS): J&K Wakf Board Chairman Dr Darakshan Andrabi on Monday said that Wakf Board will strive to get control over Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) to run its affairs on its own.
Public Darbar With Dr Darkshan Andrabi
Speaking during the live Tv show on ANN News, she added IUST is the Wakf property as Wakf Board has provided the hundreds of Kanals on which IUST functions.
“The land on which IUST functions belong to Wakf. Further, crores of rupees were given by the Wakf Board for construction of this University. I don’t know why previous governments have concealed this fact from public? Very few people in J&K are aware that this University was built by Wakf. The Wakf Board constructed it in the memory of Sufi Saint Syed Hassan Mantaqi (RA),” she said while responding to the query asked by Tv anchor.
She added that it could have been preferred to name this university in the honour of this Sufi Saint.
She added that Wakf properties illegally encroached by anyone will be retrieved.
“Wakf properties belong to Allah and Wakf Board as its custodian will take all measures to protect them. We have traders paying peanuts as rent who occupy Wakf properties as tenants. It is all because of the mismanagements of affairs by previous governments,” she said.
Speaking about proposed Cancer Hospital to be come up at Eidgah Srinagar, she said that the project will be executed “without any doubt.”
“I have my self witnessed as how cancer patients from Kashmir go to other parts of country for medical treatment. Most often, these patients sell their valuables to meet the expenses of medical treatment, travel and accommodation. Now, all these will get free of cost treatment in Kashmir after we have Cancer Hospital at Eidgah,” she said.
“I have seen some critics on social media. People at large have lauded the efforts Wakf Board is taking to retrieve Wakf properties. Construction of Cancer Hospital is also being lauded.
There are some handful individuals who come as critics as they are no more able to exploit the Wakf properties for their own wrongful gains,” she said while replying to a query.
“Agenda like Waheed Parra is no more in existence. We have put an end to the political interference in the affairs of Wakf Board as was prevalent earlier. An individual namely Mubeen Shah is tweeting on some other part of the world. He (Mubeen Shah) should come to Kashmir and then talk,” she said. (KNS)