Minister for School Education, Hajj & Auqaf and Tribal Affairs, Chaudhary Zulfkar Ali today visited various areas of district Kupwara to take firsthand appraisal of ongoing development works executed by various departments.Minister was accompanied by Vice Chairman, (VC) J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Gujjar and Bakerwals Gulzar Ahmad Khatana, Member Parliament Rajya Sabha, Mir Fayaz, MLA Kupwara, Advocate Bashir Ahmad Dar, DC Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir, Chief planning Officer Kupwara, district and sectoral heads and various field functionaries.During his visit, Zulfikar Ali laid foundation stone for 3-Km long WarsunGujran road that is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 2.00 crore.On the occasion, the Minister said the road will connect people and reduce time and cost constraints. He stressed upon the fact that present dispensation is committed in creating assets taking into consideration requirements of the local people.He also inaugurated Sub-Health Centre buildings at various places including BudwanTanghdar, Shahnagri and AffanLolab.Interacting with the people, Minister was apprised of various issues being faced by the locals. He ensured that district administration in cooperation with the people and endorsement by the elected representatives will mobilize all available resources at its disposal for formulating plans with long term developmental implications. He said that education and health sector need to be strengthened through infusion of manpower and funds for affording quality education and accessible cost-effective healthcare facilities.Later, Minister inaugurated the mini meeting hall of DC Office Complex Kupwara that has been constructed at an estimated cost of 187.80 Lacs with a plinth area of 2548.50 sq. ft.