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KP artists rejected TCKP film and declared it against Pashtoon Culture

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PESHAWAR:  Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) has arranged the screening of film ‘Project Peshawar’, despite the fact it was based on a baseless theme that depicted the Pakhtuns as valueless people who can stoop very low for money.

Senior artists and cultural critics demanded the KP government to explain, how the film will promote tourism and culture and why such huge amount was spent on the screening of an anti- Pakhtun movie?

A project of jeans film, the film was screened on Sunday night at Nishtar hall by TCKP on the pretext that “the film is promoting Pakhtuns’ culture and historical sites of the province.”

However, the 45 minutes long film has no link with Tourism or Culture of the province but its story revolves around the misuse of social media by a girl in Peshawar to entice a foreigner and was brought to Peshawar, where goons were waiting for him. Immediately after arriving Peshawar, he was kidnapped for ransom and was subjected to sever torture.

Although the officials of Tourism Corporation knew that the film has nothing to do with the promotion of Pakhtun culture and that it will deter foreign tourists to come to the city but it was propagated through press releases that the film is promoting the tourist sites of the province.

After the screening of film, the TCKP however, changed it stance saying that the purpose of screening of film is just to promote new talent and that the TCKP has nothing to do with the film.

“TCKP has nothing to do with the film Project Peshawar, it was the production of Jeans films,” said the official of TCKP “We have just provided opportunity to the new talent to show their talent.”

Waqas Khan an official of Tourism Corporation when contact said “the film has shown the real image of Pakhtuns; therefore, the TCKP has arranged its screening in Peshawar.”

On the stage senior film artists, Including Asif Khan was also insulted, who was invited and was present in the hall when the makers of the new short film maligned and accused the Pashto film makers for producing ‘dirty’ movies.

“It is not good omen to declare others work terrible,” said Asif Khan, senior Pashto film artist.  “They should not boast about their in advance, until they face the market.” He added the senior artists of the industry support the new talent and appreciate them in producing quality films.

He added the Pashto film makers have produced such quality movies in the past, said Asif Khan. Despite the fact that in those we have no such high technology as it is available in present time.

Senior actors also demanded the KP government to explain why the money is being spending on such activities why the actual artists, who have worked for decades, are in financial constraints due to non-availability of work.

“We demand the TCKP and Chief minister KP to explain why an anti Pakhtun culture film was screened at Nishtar hall under the banner of TCKP,” said Javed Babar, senior drama artists “we should be told how this film will promote our tourism and culture?.”

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Another family care centre established in LRH for HIV/Aids patients

Wisal Yousafzai

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to establish a second family care centre for HIV/Aids patient in Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar for the patients of Central Jail Peshawar.

Dr. Ayub Rose additional director health KP while talking with The Frontier Post said that recently they meet with international donor’s organization and they were agreed that they will establish centre for HIV/Aids patients in LRH hospital.

He informed that there were two patients of HIV/Aids in Peshawar central jail, one in Mardan Central Jail; one is in Bunnu Central Jail, adding that if immediate treatment were not provided to the patients they will further transmitted the disease to other prisons.


He added that due to security reason the centre will be established in LRH hospital as it is near to the Peshawar Central Jail, adding that already area were specified in LRH hospital and soon work will be start in the coming week for the centre.

Dr. Rose added that for the centre Dr. Yaseen were nominated as focal person of the centre, adding that National Aids Control Program and other donor organization will help the government to establish the centre for HIV/Aids patients.

He added that there were two centre in the province one is in Hayatabad Medical Complex while another family care centre for HIV/Aids patients in Kohat , adding that total registered patients of HIV/Aids patients were 2703 in the province.

He further informed that 342 patients were registered with Kohat Family Centre in which 706 patients were male, 525 were female while 93 children were registered with the centre.

He added that KP government has already announce establishment of new seven centre  in seven district of KP as these were Malakand , Mardan, Abootabad, Kohat , Bannue, D.I.Khan and Peshawar, adding that recruitment process has been done for these centre and the centers will start work soon in the province and will provide treatment to the HIV/Aids patients.

Statistics available with the KP Aids Control Program show that 485 cases of HIV/Aids were reported in FATA. Of these, 33 cases were reported in Bajaur Agency, 87 from Khyber Agency, 98 from Kurram Agency, 218 cases from Bannu, 34 from Mohmand Agency, 28 from Orakzai Agency, 72 from South Waziristan and 133 from North Waziristan.

Dr. Rose added that main reason of spreading the HIV/Aids disease were the lack of awareness and social stigma and culture barrier in the province as well as in Fata, adding that most of the time people living in Gulf countries return with HIV positive but they don’t disclosed it with their families and most of the time they transmitted the disease to their families as well as with his new born babies.


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JI launch awareness drive for the rights of KP & FATA

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PESHAWAR: Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Women Wing has started three month long awareness campaign for the rights of women in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) and urged the all walks of life to support the campaign.

JI Women Wing Nazima and former MNA Inayat Begum said this while addressing to press conference at Peshawar Press Club. She said that the main reason of the campaign is to spread the message of JI and raise awareness of women issues like honor killing, forces marriage and deprivation from heritage rights.

In the said campaign they would highlight the issues of the women and wil make sure tp solve them and raise voice for it the proper platform. She urged all walks of life especially the men to assist them this campaign and make it successful.

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PDMA sensitizes masses regarding precautionary steps in disasters

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PESHAWAR: Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa kicked off its campaign to raise awareness about precautionary measures during disasters, has entered its 3rd phase in 10 sensitive districts of the province.

The campaign has been started to raise awareness among residents about the importance of taking precautionary measures during monsoon season. Director Human Resources Mr. Kabir Afridi and other high ranking officials of PDMA distributed pamphlets among the masses on the roads of Peshawar.

Taimur Ali, Media Coordinator, PDMA said the natural disasters cannot be stopped but better planning and strategy can help reduce the damages caused by natural disasters. We have launched this campaign for sensitizing masses.

“We have printed brochures and posters separately for hilly and plain areas as we want to reach to the maximum target audience through this campaign.” These posters would also be posted on public transport including rickshaws and buses to reach out general to every corner and street of the cities, he explained.

Our relevant officials in districts are also distributing posters and brochures amongst the people on the roads containing information about what to do during floods, landslides and other monsoon or heavy rain-related incidents, he said.

This awareness campaign would provide people with information on safety precautions they can take during natural calamities such as floods and heavy rains etc.

This campaign is the part of the PDMA comprehensive print and electronic media campaign to create awareness among the people during monsoon season. PDMA has already published print media awareness advertisement and broadcast radio programs.

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CM Sindh inaugurates Bahria Model School at Younisabad

Naimat Khan

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh, Murad Ali Shah inaugurated the newly completed Primary and Boys wings of Bahria Model school, Younasabad in an impressive ceremony, here on Monday. Commander Karachi Rear Admiral Athar Mukhtar was also present at the inauguration ceremony.

Pakistan Navy, besides performing the sacred duty of defending the maritime frontiers of motherland, is also spearheading in the field of education. With an aim to provide quality education to the children of under-privileged areas, Bahria Model school, Younasabad is a great contribution of Pakistan Navy in collaboration with government of Sindh in the field of education.

Bahria Model School Younusabad is equipped with state of the art science laboratories and computer labs. The school will also have a library to inculcate reading habit into the new generation of the country.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that due to absence of quality education institutions in areas like Younusabad, parents were unable to send their children to schools. In this regard, Pakistan Navy’s efforts for establishing such educational institutions are highly commendable.

He hoped to look forward in collaborating with Pakistan Navy for different development projects and ensured that Sindh Government is always ready to team up PN in such initiatives.

The Chief Guest lauded the concerted efforts of Pakistan Navy for timely completion of this important project and hoped that the institute will go long way to facilitate children of less privileged areas of Younasabad, Kaka Pir and Hawks Bay etc.

Earlier, during his welcome address Commander Karachi Rear Admiral Athar Mukhtar expressed his gratitude to Sindh government for its contribution in establishing Bahria Model School Younasabad under the auspices of Pakistan Navy.

The project of Bahria Model School Younasabad started in June 2016 and in first phase its Pre-Primary and Girls wings were completed which started functioning in April 2017. The second phase of the project comprising Primary and Boy’s wings of the school has also concluded in a very short period of time and the newly constructed wings will be functional soon. The first academic session of the school started in April this year which accommodated more than 700 students and capacity of the school will now be increased up to 1500 students.

The construction of the school will be completed in three phases and it will be upgraded to the level of intermediate college to offer quality education to more than 7500 students of the villages in close proximity. The inauguration ceremony was attended by senior officials of Pakistan Navy, officials from government of Sindh and local notables.

Meanwhile talking to media after inauguration CM Sindh said that some novice politicians have dangerously fashioned a politics of mudslinging – this is a disastrous trend and it is bound to defame the politicians, political parties and the political system at large. “This must be stopped in the larger interest of the country and its people”.

The chief minister said that the dirty politics brought in vogue is not going to serve the wishes of any political leader but it is damaging the entire body politic of the country. “For God sake, stop this indecent attitude and try to resolve all the outstanding issues in the parliament,” he suggested.

Replying to a question, the chief minister said that it is the month of August in which our country came into being, therefore he [Nawaz Sharif] should abandon the politics of agitation on the GT road and start working for the development of the country. He said he has no time to listen to the politics of abuses and agitation. “I am busy in serving the people of my province. We are working for the development of infrastructure, improvement of health services and education,” he said.

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Gulalai’s father rejects allegations of stealing from funds

PESHAWAR – Father of ex-Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader, Shams ul Qayyum, has rejected the allegations of her former assistant, Noor Zaman, who claimed that she gathered money with both hands in

He said that she pocketed Rs 7.2 million from a road project between Bannu Link Road and Sada Khel Road, adding that her father Shams ul Qayyum made money from development funds. Moreover, she also received hefty chunks from other road projects, he said

According to details, he claimed that she took Rs 1.2 million from funds to build road between Tajori and Tari Khel Road, and took Rs 0.6 million from solar tube well funds. All this money was used to build four-kanal house in Janda Domel area of Bannu. Zaman also accused her of receiving Rs 1 million in exchange for ticket given to counselor.

The ex-assistant said Ayesha and her father used to meet Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra and contact PML-N leader Amir Muqam frequently. He claimed that Shams ul Qayyum wanted her daughter to take NA-1 ticket, and become interior minister later on. However, Amir Muqam has denied such reports and said he has never met Ayesha, and that he only contacted her after the fiery press conference on August 1.

Noor Zaman said he has documents containing signatures of both daughter and father which resemble those on tax returns in Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). Qayyum wanted to become KP Governor and run affairs while Ayesha didn’t even reveal her Bannu residence in official assets, he told.

Two days ago, the former PTI leader had alleged party chief Imran Khan of sending indecent messages and lacking moral character.

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Speakers offer rich tribute to martyred police constable

F.P Report

PESHAWAR: Speakers at a daylong seminar presented rich tribute to martyred police constable, Riazuddin and others who offered sacrifices to thwart an attack designed by a suicide bomber on Peshawar Press Club.

In this regard, a seminar organized by cabinet members of Peshawar Press Club, aimed at presenting tribute to martyred police personnel who left no stone unturned to foil terror bid in which four people including brave Riazduddin had been killed and 25 others got injured. Deputy Inspector General Police for Training, Sibghatullah was chief guest on the occasion.

DIG Sibghatullah, SSP Operation Sajjad Khan, Former Provincial Minister of ANP, Mian Iftikhar Hussain, Chairperson Women Chamber of Commerce Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shamama Arbab, Former MNA ANP Bushra Gohar, Provincial Spokesman of JUI-F Maulana Abdul Jalil Jan, President PPC Alamgir Khan, General Secretary Shahabuddin and others were also in attendance.

Speakers in their addresses eulogized martyred constables for offering sacrifices for sake of soil and saying the police personnel have been offering a frontline role in eliminating terrorism and extremism in militancy-prone-Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. They clearly said the police officials stood against anti-state militants like rocks and their courage is still on peak.

While offering special tribute to those police contingents who still perform their duties despite being hit and assaulted by alleged militants as they are worth to be applauded for their meritorious role, speakers stated. “About 1200 police personnel including high rank officers have been killed so far in war against terrorism in last 11 years” speakers revealed.

Police department officials in their addresses said that all preparations have been finalized to observe “Police Shuhada Day” on 4th August 2017 in provincial capital and the services of martyred police will be remembered with golden words. However, they also informed that the police men who offered martyrdom are still alive in hearts of people and their sacrifices will never be forgotten.

Peshawar Press Club administration thanked the participating police officials, politicians and others in the seminar.

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JI demands action against MD BoK

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), part of the ruling coalition in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government increased its pressure on the PTI to take action against the managing director of Bank of Khyber (Bok) for leveling baseless allegations against the finance minister Muzaffar Said last year.

The pressure was increased from JI in this regard after the new development in KP government, as the PTI expel Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) from the provincial government over the differences in Panama case.

Provincial President of JI, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan told media persons that the provincial government assured the JI for taking action against the MD of BoK and it’s a logical demand of the JI.

Provincial government needs to take action against government owned banks (BoK) MD for violating his authority and leveled baseless allegations against the minister.

It is to be worth mentioning that after expelling the QWP from the provincial, PTI has 59 seats in the 124 member of KP assembly and currently some PTI ministers were in worst relationship and reportedly they complained to party about the CM behaviors.  The JI is trying to blackmail the PTI and taking advantage from the situation.

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PPP criticize Imran for remarks against Zardari

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PESHAWAR: Former Provincial Minister and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Leader Raheemdad criticized the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan for issuing negative and disrespectful comments about the former president Asif Ali Zardari.

This he said while talking to media persons, Raheemdad said it is very condemnable that some immature politician using harsh words for the rivals and adding that Imran Khan needs to increase his knowledge because Zardari spent 12 years without any crime and now some new entry in the politics cursing Zardari to take some people benefits.

He asked Imran Khan to be careful next time when saying anything about Zardari because the workers and office bearers will not tolerate such language.

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Imran, Khattak on same page over QWP issue

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PESHAWAR: There were rumors that the relation between the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and Imran were off the balance for expelling Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) however the party source confirmed that both the leaders were on the same page in this regard.

It was reported that provincial ministers and close supporter in KP of Khan had recommended to end expel the QWP from provincial cabinet and claimed that Khattak was favoring QWP and giving them extra benefits. But the party sources said that there were no gap between the CM and party chief and they were on the same page.