Govt to provide relief to people in upcoming budget

PESHAWAR (APP): Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Haji Ghulam Ali has said that the country is facing a serious financial crisis at the moment, adding the policies of the previous government have brought the financial affairs of the province to the verge of collapse.
Talking to former chief ministers, Chairman Qaumi Watan Party (QWP), Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, Pir Sabir Shah, provincial chairman QWP Sikandar Hayat Khan Sherpao, provincial president Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PMAP), Mohammad Ali, former Governor, Iqbal Zafar Jhagra and others at Governor’s House, he said that the current caretaker government and the federal government despite economic crisis are sincere to provide relief to the people of the province at newly merged districts in the upcoming annual budget.
Meanwhile, a 60-member delegation of the business community comprising presidents and other officials of Waziristan, Bajaur, Dir, Swat chambers of commerce also met with the Governor and discussed various economic, social issues including, tax levies in the newly merged districts and former provincially administered tribal area (Pata) and other problems faced by the industry.
On this occasion, the joint delegation of the chambers presented their suggestions for the improvement of the country’s economy, industry and business sector and requested for extension in the tax-concession period for the region.
Talking to the delegation, the governor said that the secret of the development of developed countries is unity in serving the interest of the country.
He said that our nation also has to adopt a common strategy for the development and prosperity of the country and collectively move ahead in domestic and national affairs.

May 28 momentous day in national history: Governor

PESHAWAR (APP): Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Haji Ghulam Ali on Sunday said that 28th May is a momentous day in the national history of Pakistan, on this day, Pakistan emerged as the first Islamic nuclear power in the world. In a message on the eve of May 28 Yaum-e-Takbeer, Haji Ghulam Ali expressed his pride in this achievement. He said that it was Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who initiated the nuclear program, and Muhammad Nawaz Sharif made Pakistan an invincible nuclear power through atomic explosions.
Haji Ghulam Ali while highlighting significance of this day, said that on May 28, 1998, the successful nuclear tests conducted at the Chaghi showcased Pakistan as the first Islamic nuclear power to the world.
Haji Ghulam Ali emphasized the bravery, unmatched courage, and national pride associated with Yaum-e-Takbeer. He said that Youm-e-Takbeer serves as a message to the enemies of the nation that those who display aggression against Pakistan will face disastrous consequences.
On 9th May, the enemies of peace and Pakistan set fire to the model of the Chaghi, a symbol of Pakistan’s nuclear power, said Governor Ghulam Ali.
On Yaum-e-Takbeer, the entire nation should announce its separation from those who attack the country’s defense installations on the Black Day of 9th May, the Governor added.
The Governor said that on Youm-e-Takbeer, it is essential to demonstrate our determination to ensure national defense and security, and to stay united for the collective welfare of the nation.