Jammu : Pahari Cultural and welfare Chairman Syed Mushtaq Bukhari thanked state Govt. for granting 5% reservation to the Pahari Speaking People. In a press statement Bukhari said that he welcome the decision and thanked govt. for this act. Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Friday announced reservation of 5 percent for Paharies speaking people and 2 percent for OBCs at a press conference, he addressed here after the conclusion of Independence Day main function. Bukhari said that Paharis are highly thankful to CM Omar Abdullah for granting reservation He also congratulated all Pahari speaking people of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that today marks the beginning of the fulfillment of our greatest, long sought and hard fought battle. The Pahari dream will be realized soon. He further said that we extend our gratitude with utmost sincerity and humility to the State Government and especially to our Honorable Chief Minister, Jenab Omar Abdullah for granting 5% reservation in all government Institutions to Pahari students despite heavy resentment and pressure exerted by some very unfortunate beings.