Pakhtun is a dignified nation having more than 4 and a half thousand years history and rich culture and heritage – Minister for Culture

Peshawar: The Pakhtun is a dignified nation having more than 4 and a half thousand years history and rich culture and heritage. Adding that no one would be allowed to harm our culture as culture is our identity and authority.

This was stated by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Culture and Information Mian Iftikhar Hussain to distribution ceremony of 2-day cultural revival of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa festival held at Nishtar Hall Peshawar on Sunday night. Lady MPA Tabbasum Katozai, Secretary Culture Azmat Hanif Orakzai, and Director Culture Pervez Khan were also present on this occasion.

The Culture Minister said that they loved their land and culture by heart and each and every mean would be utilized for its protection. He added that culture was also a tool which was being used efficiently to counter terrorism. He declared that the already imposed war on terror on Pakhtuns was our own war as it directly affected us; therefore, it was the responsibility of all us to be united against it.

Mian Iftikhar maintained that they were against the obscenity and vulgarity furthering that no obscenity and vulgarity would be tolerated in the name of culture. He said that there was noble and clear cause in holding the cultural activities in the province. To these activities, we want to provide some pleasuring moments to our people who were facing the international terrorism and militancy for the last 30 years which has made their life miserable, he asserted.

The Culture Minister continued that through pre-planned conspiracy, the Pakhuns culture was being diminishing and the symbol of unity and most powerful portion of Pakhtuns culture i.e. Hujra and Mosque was being targeted besides killing their progressive people. He however, said, they had come before the terrorists with a clear resolve that they would ensure the safety of this land and its people at all cost. He said that they were not afraid of death as that day was fixed by the Allah Almighty.
The Minister while praising the efforts of administration for holding successful festival assured that the government would patronize such healthy and positive activities in future also. Later the Minister distributed certificates among the administration and stall holders of the festival.

For more information, contact:
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Tel: 091 921 1789

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