Published On: Thu, Sep 21st, 2023
Published in Category: District / District News

Minister Information visits Radio Pakhtunkhwa Peshawar

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PESHAWAR:Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Caretaker Minister for Information, Tourism and Culture Barrister Feroze Jamal Shah Kakakhel has said that the caretaker KP government will never give up the constitutional rights of the province.

His provincial government is constantly demanding payment of its rights from the federation in hydropower, gas royalty and other issues, while positive progress is also expected from the center in this regard, he added.

He expressed these views during a visit to Pakhtunkhwa Radio FM 92.2 and a detailed interview in the program Pakhtunkhwa online in Peshawar. On arrival at Pakhtunkhwa Radio, he also inspected the Broadcasting House while Station Director Ghulam Hussain Ghazi briefed him on the performance and role of this provincial Radio network.

Barrister Feroze Jamal Shah Kakakhel said that the announcement of the election date is not the responsibility of the caretaker government, but instead it's the responsibility of the Election Commission of Pakistan, when asked by the host of the program, Lehaz Ali, about the general elections. "Whenever the election commission announces the date of the elections, the caretaker provincial government will give full support to conduct fair and transparent elections", he maintained.

He while appreciating the new programs and news bulletins at Pakhtunkhwa Radio, said that it is the mouthpiece broadcasting organization of the provincial government, which is continuously receiving public recognition while his government is also making it more stable. He said that there are very capable officers in the Directorate General of Information and Public Relations, however this department was suffering from many problems in the beginning, but now its performance has been improved and steps are being taken to improve it further.

Barrister Feroze Jamal Shah Kakakhel said that although the financial resources of the province are very limited, if the tourism and mineral sectors are developed here, it can become the richest province and we will not need to take loans from anywhere. On the question regarding the members of the provincial cabinet, he said that the ability of the previous and present caretaker ministers is beyond doubt and everyone has been trying to take this province and the nation on the path of development.

The KP caretaker Information Minister said that after the unfortunate incident of May 9, holding Naat Khwani competition at Radio Pakistan on the occasion of Eid Milad-ul-Nabi is also a positive change and such events will be organized across the province. He said that there are a lot of intelligent people in the province and talent hunt programs will also be organized for the selection of talented children and youth in these events.

On this occasion, some listeners and viewers also apprised the provincial minister of their individual and collective problems, while Barrister Feroze Jamal Shah Kakakhel assured them of their proper redressal.