PESHAWAR - KPK Minister for information, Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that revival of cultural activities in the province was aimed at providing some pleasurable moments to the terror-hit dwellers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

This, he said, while addressing a function held in the honour of prominent literary figures, Saeed Khan and his wife Noshi Gilani, under the title ‘Ek Sham Saeed Khan and Noshi Gilani Ke Naam’ at Nishtar Hall, Peshawar. The function, besides Saeed Khan and Noshi Gilani was also addressed by the prominent literary personalities Hassan Abbas, Zia Muhammad, Sajjad Babar, Mushtaq Shabab, Iqbal Sikandar, Aziz Ejaz and Nasir Ali Sayed and paid rich tributes to the literary work of young couple. Secretary Culture and Information, Azmat Hanif Orakzai and renowned personalities attended the function of the country.

Mian Iftikhar maintained that the present critical situation has pushed the society in a state of uncertainty, adding that in such a situation, the writers could play a key-role to encourage the masses through their pen. He called upon them to come forward to lead the nation in a right direction as they had a direct impact on the society.

The culture minister continued that due to the international scenario, the pressure of terrorism was increasing day-by-day and in such a critical situation, holding of such positive activities was commendable act. It was his utmost desire to have a lasting peace in this region and its people could see a peaceful and lasting pleasure moments, he added.

The minister, while, referring to attack on Malala Yousafzai, said that she was the hope of the society and this cowardly act has united the nation against terrorists adding that now Malala was not a single entity but become a movement for the knowledge and country loving people.

Mian Iftikhar declared that the followers of Bacha Khan were standing against terrorism for the sake of this land and its people and no power could detract them from its stance. They would fight the state enemies till the last movement of their life, he reiterated.