PESHAWAR - Minister for Information and Public Relations, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that the in-house television set by the KP Information Department, Islamabad, would serve as a launching platform for projection of provincial governments activities. The range of its coverage will later be extended to Peshawar and the rest of the country, he said. He said access to electronic media was necessary for countering terrorism and bringing social harmony. He said this was what they learned from time. This he stated while inaugurating an in-house television channel of Information Department in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa House, Islamabad, on Tuesday. Secretary Information and Culture Azmat Hanif Orakzai, Regional Director Information Islamabad, Behramand and others were also present on the occasion. Behramand briefed the minister about the covering area of in-house television channel. The minister for information said that with the flow of information through electronic media, the world has become a global village and no one can live in isolation. He added that interdependency has become visible. He highlighted the objectives of the in-house television channels idea, saying that it would narrow down the existing gap of communication. He said there was a need that all the provinces should have their own television channels. Mian Iftikhar said the entire political forces are united for the provinces rights and a firm resolve was expressed by all the political forces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the All Parties Conference in this regard the other day. He said all the political forces had pledged to forge unity for the provinces rights and they would go to any extent for this purpose. Referring to the projects in the pipeline, the minister said his government was about to go for 24 small dams, which would produce 2100-megawatt electricity. He said these projects would cost Rs 350 billion. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed with the Ms S K Hydro and MS Hydro for Sooki Kinari Hydro Power Project and Patrand Hydro Power Project, which would produce 840-megawatt and 147-megawatt electricity respectively while the chief minister will soon take along all political leadership to inaugurate Lavi and Matiltan power projects. The provincial government has made up its mind to establish industrial estates near these power projects, so that electricity at cheap prices could be provided to the industrial units. He hoped it will produce opportunities for investment in the province. He expressed dismay over delay in the construction of Chashma Left Bank Canal, saying that his government has taken the political leadership of the province on board to negotiate on soft loans from the World Bank. He hoped that this project will become a mainstay for the overall economy of the country. It is a revolutionary project that will lead to autarky of the entire country. On a question, the minister said his government would always back President Asif Ali Zardari and would continue to back him in future as well.