Shahdara Sharief Ziarat role-model for management of other shrines in J&K: Darakhshan

Dr Darakhshan Andrabi during her visit to Shahdara Sharief in Rajouri on Wednesday.

RAJOURI: Central Waqf Council Member and Chairperson of Waqf Development Committee of Union Ministry of Minority Affairs, Dr Darakhshan Andrabi completed her two day visit to Rajouri wherein she inspected the management of the shrine of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah at Shahdara Sharief on Wednesday.
She was accompanied by the Chief Executive Officer of Jammu Waqf Council and the Administrator of the Shahdara Sharief Shrine.
She met a delegation of senior citizens of the district, the visitors of the shrine and the employees of the management of the famous shrine.
Dr Andrabi expressed her satisfaction over the management of the shrine and the facilities created for the pilgrims. “Many things need to be done at the earliest to cope up with the rush of pilgrims at the shrine.”
“This shrine can be presented as a role model for shrine management in J&K in many ways. I am very happy that with the help of the local people, the management has succeeded in creating a praiseworthy mechanism of accounting of donations at the shrine and thereby creating facilities for the public. The role of the Shrine Management is satisfactory,” she asserted.
“I am assured that the much needed Sarai will be constructed there. The road leading to the Shrine needs immediate repairs as the condition of the road is very troublesome for the visitors,” Dr Darakhshan said.
Dr Andrabi said that the Waqf properties in other parts of the district and other shrines also need immediate attention.
“I want Waqf in both the regions of J&K to be managed by a single body and by the same regulations. Madrasa Board may be formulated in J&K as a subsidiary organization of the Waqf Board,” she added.