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Governor Satya Pal Malik outlines J&K's economic plan; announces 50,000 government jobs for youth

File photo of Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team Srinagar Aug 28, 2019, 06.05 PM (IST)

Jammu and Kashmir(J&K) Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday announced 50,000 jobs were available in the J&K administration as he appealed to the youth to get involved.

"We appeal to the youth to get involved with full vigor, in the coming two or three months we will fill these positions," Governor Satya Pal Malik declared.

The governor said mobiles will go live in ten districts in J&K while it will be made available in two districts in Ladakh.

"The medium of phone and Internet is used less by us and mostly by terrorists and Pakistanis as well as for mobilisation and indoctrination. It is a kind of weapon used against us so we have stopped it. The services will be resumed gradually," the governor maintained.

"We are opening mobile phone connectivity in Kupwara and Handwara districts(of Kashmir), soon we will open connectivity in other districts as well," Governor Satya Pal Malik said. 

The governor while outlining his economic agenda added that five new medical colleges will be opened in J&K.

The governor said: "Every Kashmiri life is valuable to us, we don't want loss of even a single life. There have been no civilian casualties, only a few who turned violent were injured."