5 million cheques distributed among poets, authors and artists


Peshawar:Advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs, Amjad Afridi distributed cheques of Rs. 50 lac among the 114 prominent poets, authors and artists of various districts of the province.

On this occasion, besides Azam Khan, Secretary Sports & Culture, Mahmood Khan, Director Sports & Culture, varius poets, authors, senior and junior artists of film, radio and TV and journalists attended the meeting.

The Advisor to CM said that the present government gives great value to the services of poets and artists and will take several steps to resolves their issues and difficulties.

He said that poet and authors play very important role in awakening the feelings and wisdom of the people. Therefore, this sensitive faction of the society should play their role in restoring peace and bringing reforms in the society.

Amjad Afridi said that the government has specified huge amount for the progress of cultural activities and it has banned and imposed restriction on all kind of programmes other than culture at Nishtar Hall.

There will be only cultural activities so that positive activities could get progressed in the society. He said that the culture department will establish a transparent committee which will provide monthly Rs. 30 thousand to the deserving personalities.