PESHAWAR - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, Asad Qaiser, has said that the provincial government is making efforts to establish an Education City with an aim to provide affordable international standard education to the people of the province.

Talking to media persons at Peshawar Press Club (PPC) here on Saturday, Qaiser said, "Big challenge which the country in general and KPK in particular faces is lack of resources to afford quality education for the students."

"The incumbent Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government wants to establish education city near 'Kernal Sher Khan interchange' district Swabi for which a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was already signed with the British Council, informed the PTI leader.

He said that the British Council is also to help out to liaison the education city at Swabi with 20 international universities so that need based and according to the contemporary requirements educational system could be available for the students of the region. Saudi Arabia, Japan and Korea has also shown interest in the project, he added. Earlier during his talks Shaukat Yusufzai, KP Health Minister, said that a reporter of one of the English print media had rung him for not removing a chief executive of a hospital from his office citing the reason that the CE is his friend.

Yusufzai said when he did not complied with the wishes of the journalist, it is going 13 days continuously that they are publishing news against him having no ground to stand upon.

"I have never confronted such blackmailing before," he added.