Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President and Member Parliament Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah today visited Baltal, the base camp of Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra and Panjtarni on the Kashmir Himalayas and took stock of arrangements made for the pilgrims thronging from across the country. Dr Farooq Abdullah, accompanied by Provincial President Jammu Devender Singh Rana, was briefed about the facilities created for the smooth conduct of the pilgrimage at various points on track besides base camps of Pahalgam and Baltal.

Abdullah said that people of Kashmir have demonstrated a high degree of hospitality from times immemorial for the successful conduct of this ancient pilgrimage.

Dr Abdullah urged Shri Amarnath Shrine Board and the State Government for ensuring all comforts in terms of boarding, lodging and other logistics for the pilgrims. He called for synergized efforts by various agencies in streamlining and making the yatra successful.