Newsmen asked to keep tabs on implementation of reform agenda

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PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that joint efforts of the government and the media to bring about change in the existing system, improve the performance of social service delivery outlets and eliminate corruption and other social evils from the society will yield the desired results adding that the provincial government believes in the freedom of expression and will always welcome positive and constructive criticism from the media.
This he said while talking to a delegation of Peshawar Press Club led by Mr. Nasir Hussain, president of the press club who called on him at his office on Thursday and discussed with him various matters related the welfare of journalist community.
Provincial Minister for Information and Public Relations Shah Farman, Principal Secretary to chief minister Ashfaq Ahmad, Director Information, Behramand Khan, Media Advisor to chief minister Sheraz Paracha were also present on the occasion.
The chief minister urged upon the journalist community to strengthen the high journalistic values and professional ethics in the society and to observe utmost objectivity in the discharge of their professional duties.

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Roadshow exploring investment opportunities in KP & FATA

PESHAWAR: A roadshow was held at a hotel in Karachi on Thursday to explore investment opportunities in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
The event was organised by the Project Management Units of the Government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Secretariat along with the Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) administered by the World Bank.
The theme of the show was `Exploring the investment Friendly Environment in KP & FATA under the Economic Revitalisation of KP and FATA (ERKF) Project'.
The KP and Fata delegation was led by Minister for Industries, Commerce and Technical Education, KP, Bakht Baidar, who was the keynote speaker.

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SRSP plans social security, insurance schemes

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PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that the role of Sarhad Rural Support Program (SRSP) in social uplift in rural areas of the province and raising the living standards of rural population has been commendable and the provincial government highly values this role of SRSP, and hopes that it will continue to play its role in the future as well; adding that the provincial government intends to work in collaboration with SRSP in the development of social sector in rural areas.
He expressed these views while chairing a briefing given to him by the authorities of SRSP at his office on Wednesday. Shoaib Sultan and. Masoodul Mulk of SRSP gave a detailed briefing about various programs of SRSP initiated and in pipeline for social uplift in rural areas of the province.

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HRCP’s concern over rising violence against women


PESHAWAR: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has voiced alarm over increasing violence against women in Pakistan.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Commission said: “HRCP has watched with grave concern the rising incidence of violence against women in Pakistan in recent days. Unfortunately, such incidents have always been commonplace in the country but now such reports are coming not from far-off places but from the main cities. Several cases of rape have been reported from the Punjab in the past few days, including that of the five-year old child.
To give a scale of the problem, in the city of Lahore alone, police had registered 113 cases of rape from January 1 to August 31 this year. Over the same period, police in the provincial capital of Punjab had registered 32 gang-rape cases.

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Raza Kuli Khattak elected chairman APTMA, KP Region

PESHAWAR: Raza Kuli Khan Khattak, Chief Executive, M/s Babri Cotton Mills Ltd, Kohat has been elected unopposed chairman, Zonal/ Regional Managing Committee All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Region.
The elections were held in APTMA House, Tehkal Payan, Jamrud Road, Peshawar.
Raza Kuli Khan Khattak is the elder brother of Lt. General (Retd), Ali Kuli Khan Khattak is member board of directors of Gandhara Nissan, General Tyres, Rehman Cotton Mills, Janana De Malucho Textile Mills Limited, Bannu Woolen Mills and owner of the Babri Cotton Mills Limited, Kohat.

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