Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Culture and Information, Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that the ongoing terrorist activities have made the people of the province, patients of psychology and depression. Therefore, he added, it was need of the hour to arrange as much as possible culture programmes to provide them some moments of joy.
He was talking to the media after inauguration of spring festival in Iqra National University Peshawar on Saturday. The provincial minister while appreciating the efforts of the Iqra University for arranging the festival said that it was a good effort on the part of public level adding that the provincial government would encourage such positive activities at all level.
Mian Iftikhar Hussain said that such like positive activities help keep away the younger generation from social evils. He said that they would celebrate joyful moments but would never forget the ill-treated motherland which has cruelly hit by the terrorists.
The Minister maintained that the restoration of long-lasting peace was their ambition and for that purpose all resources were being utilized. He said that the government on its own level has also initiated cultural activities adding that they were of the opinion that culture was the most effective weapon against the terrorism. He said that they would utilize all available resources including media and culture for restoration of peace and crushing the terrorists.
Meanwhile, Mian Iftikhar Hussain attended the Valima of son of Malik Amjad Khan Afridi, Provincial Minister for Housing at Babri Banda, Kohat. The marriage ceremony beside others was also attended by Federal Minister for Communication Dr. Arbab Alamgir Khan Khalil, Senior Provincial Minister Bashir Ahmad Bilour, Provincial Ministers; Syed Aqil Shah, Zarshaid Khan, Salim Khan, Hidayatullah, Muhammad Ayub Khan, Mian Nisar Gul, Senator Shahi Said, Senator Ilyas Ahmad Bilour, ANP Vice President Tajud awarded one advance increment to all the judicial officers of district judiciary din Khan, MNAs and MPAs.
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