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Badar Muneer was the evergreen hero of Pashto films

Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Culture and Information, Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that the legend actor late Badar Muneer was the evergreen hero of Pashto films and was a precious asset of this land and we feel proud of his personality.

He added that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture Department in collaboration with Cultural Journalists Forum (CJF) would celebrate the 3rd death anniversary of late Badar Muneer in Nishtar Hall Peshawar on October 11, 2011 with full reverence and spirit.

This he stated while talking to a delegation of Cultural Journalists Forum led by its President Ehtesham Toru at Peshawar on Thursday. Others members of the delegation were the CJF General Secretary Rokhan Yousafzai, Joint Secretary Inayat ur Rehman, Finance Secretary Amjad Haadi Yousafzai, Press Secretary Sajjad Khalil and Office Secretary Amjad Ali Khadim.

Secretary Culture, Azmat Haneef Orakzai and Director Culture Pervez Khan were also present on this occasion. The Minister on this occasion shared the calendar activities of the culture department with the CFJ and sought their opinion to make it a success.

Te Culture Minister while announcing representation of CFJ in all the cultural committees, maintained that his department would continue the cultural activities within its available resources and special programmes would be arranged in memory of the prominent personalities and heroes of this land on regular basis.

He added that there were hundreds of anonymous personalities about which our new generation knew nothing, therefore, provincial government would inform the new generation of their life and achievements by producing stage dramas and documentaries. Similarly, the provincial government also has a programme of constructing tombs over the romantic personalities like Yousuf Khan Sher Bano, Adam Khan Dur Khanai and Musa Khan Gul Makai etc, he added.

Mian Iftikhar Hussain announced that the culture department would start membership campaign of the artists and other related persons to organize and unite them on one platform. He furthered, after completion of membership campaign within a month, elections would be held under the supervision of culture department for making their elected body.

He said that the artists could personally get the membership forms from the culture department within a month. He however said, if those who could not come their self could send his representative with original computerized identity card for getting the said form.

For more information, contact:
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Tel: +9291 921 6889 (Ext 106)
Email: info@khyberpakhtunkhwa.gov.pk

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