By Saleem Iqbal Qadri, Srinagar, Jan 10, IBNS | 2 years ago

Senior journalist and former BBC broadcaster, Nayeema Ahmed Mehjoor on Friday joined Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

She was welcomed by PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, President Mehbooba Mufti and other senior party leaders including Molvi Iftikar Hussain Ansari.

Talking to reporters on this occasion, Mehjoor said she joined politics to ease the pain of common Kashmiri people.

"PDP is the party having mass appeal and it is trying hard to relive people of Kashmir from their miseries. I have joined politics for every Kashmiri youth who is looked at with suspicion and for every that innocent girl who feels insecure," she said.

"People of Kashmir are suffering on all fronts. Nobody is coming forward to address their problems. There is lot of pain. Common people are feeling insecured and no one is helping them. God has given me everything and I can enjoy every luxury at home but I can't act as a mute spectator when I see my fellow Kashmir's beset with multiple problems," Mehjoor said.

She said that positive politics is the need of hour.

"I will consider myself fortunate if I could solve a single problem faced by people," she said.

(Posted on 10-01-2014)