Economist Haseeb Drabu, who recently joined opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been named on the party's nine-member committee, tasked to draft the manifesto for the forthcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
The 'manifesto committee' was constituted at the meeting of PDP's political affairs committee held under the chairmanship of party patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed here yesterday, a PDP spokesman said today. PDP Lok Sabha member from Baramulla has been nominated as chairman of the committee while Srinagar MP Tariq Hameed Kara, S Rangeel Singh, Drabu, Rafeeq Hussain Khan, A R Veeri, Naeem Akhtar, Zaffar Manhas and Firdous Tak will be its members.
"The committee has been tasked to prepare a draft manifesto for the party for approval after consultations," the spokesman said. Meanwhile, the party has also announced candidates for four more assembly segments. Former Forest Minister G M Sofi will contest on PDP ticket from Handwara, Harmesh Salathia from Vijaypur, Daman Bhasin from Jammu West and Shafiq-ur-Rehman from Mahore.