PESHAWAR - Different groups of students and faculty members belonging to Edward School and College, Islamia College, Spin Jamat and Darwesh Mosque Madrassa spent a day with Pakistan Army troops.

The day long programme was specifically organised for students to sensitise them on security and spend time with soldiers on posts. The programme started with wreath laying ceremony at Yadgar-e-Shuhada followed by a visit to Aza Khel Dam post where they met the soldiers guarding the suburbs of Peshawar against any militant's threat to the city said a press release issued here Sunday.

The students also visited arms and equipment stalls and participated in small arms fire. The day long programme culminated with thrilling boating experience at the dam.

The students interacted closely with the troops and officers taking keen interest in the programme. They commended the sacrifices and resolve of Pakistan Army officers and troops in the ongoing war against terrorism. They also thanked Army for arranging such a splendid and informative visit for them.

Initiative taken to

promote book reading

To mark the completion of one of year of Mashal Library, a ceremony was held in Peshawar Warsak Road on Sunday.

The ceremony was attended by ANP-Wali Provincial Information Secretary Gul Nawaz Khan, Arshad Mohmand, Irfanullah, Malak Kashif, Shakirullah Khan, Teacher Liaqat Khan and Ijaz Khan. Najeebullah, a poor student of Mohmand Agency, established this library from his own pocket money with the aim to promote the book reading culture in tribal areas.

Najeeb said that he is supported by a local NGO ‘Peace Education and Development’, however, in the first phase he procured books on his own pocket.

He said that majority of students in his area belonged to poor families and could not afford buying costly books of general knowledge.

“It was my wish to establish a library where the local people could read books of their choice and get knowledge,” Najeeb said and added that he had arranged some 200 books so far.

He added that the books on science, religion, general knowledge, poetry and other different topics were available in the library.

He said that in the prevailing situation when people of tribal region were facing serious problems due to unavailability of sufficient education facilities, the library would be of a great help in provision of knowledge to them.