Qadri pays tribute to martyr tribal journalists

LANDIKOTAL: The federal minister Dr. Noor Ul Haq Qadir administering oath to the newly elected cabinet of Landikotal press club.

Nasib Shah Shinwari

LANDIKOTAL: The federal minister, elected from NA-43 ‘Khyber’ has paid warm tribute to the martyr tribal journalists of tribal regions during the oath taking ceremony of Landikotal press club newly elected cabinet at Jirga Hall on Sunday.

As chief guest, Dr. Noor Ul Haq Qadri addressing the participants of the ceremony said that journalists were the precious asset of state and they should be unbiased while performing their journalistic duties in their respective regions.

The minister said that he had discussed the Landikotal press club issue with the administrative official and soon the construction of press club will launch.

He said that tribal regions merger decision was taken immediately and there was no poper framework for the merged areas development and plans.

He said during his tenure as the representative from the Khyber, he was also in the favor to abolish FCR and the gradullay merging tribal regions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The minister said that former government had no plans for the development of newly merged areas but the government of Imran Khan has already released 1.5 billion rupees for the development of tribal regions.

Earlier the federal minister administered oath to the newly elected cabinet of Landikotal press club.

Khalil Afridi as president, Imran shinwari as general secretary, Shahid Afridi finance secretary and Shahid Shinwari took oath as the vice president of Landikotal press club.

Farhad Shinwari while performing his job as the stage secretary urged the federal minister to compensate the families of 16 martyr tribal journalists who were martyred during their journalistic duties.