Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that they are the harbingers of peace wanted peace in their homeland and thus an end to the ongoing terrorism and bloodshed on their soil at all cost.
Talking to media persons on the occasion of delivering a cheque of Rs. 200 thousands to elderly journalist Iqbal Riaz at Peshawar Press Club Monday, he said that they wanted resolution of all problems through peaceful means and the language of love therefore if the terrorists openly announce and bring forward their negotiation teams, recognize the writ of the government and promise not to use our soil for terrorism.
The government will start negotiations with them. Otherwise he warned that those not listening to the language of love and peace will be dealt with iron hand as action against them becomes unavoidable.
Secretary Information Azmat Hanif Orakzai, Director Information, Shoaibuddin, President Peshawar Press Club Saiful Islam Saifi and President Khyber Union of Journalists Arshad Aziz Malik were also present on the occasion.
With reference to the killing of terrorist’s commander Tariq Kamran, Mian Iftikhar Hussain said that it was a good news for humanists and peaceful people and the terrorist network had suffered serious blow with it.
He said that he was to inaugurate five developmental schemes in his constituency PK 12 today but on the insistence of the people of his constituency, he had to postpone it. He clarified that it was never out of fear of anyone but on the request of the local administration and his electorate otherwise soon he will re-schedule such inaugurations.
The Minister appreciated the journalistic services of Iqbal Riaz and said that the cash amount so given was just recognition of these services which he rendered honestly and objectively and never allowing his personal feelings having affected his journalistic duties.
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