Govt taking steps enabling youth to play better role in nation’s progress: Governor

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PESHAWAR: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Engr. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that youth are our precious asset and the government apart from promoting academic and co-curricular activities also taking concrete steps to promoting awareness amongst them and enabling them to play better role in development and progress of the nation.
This he stated while addressing as the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of the 3rd Governor Khyber Pakhtunkwa FATA Youth Festival at Jamrud in Khyber Agency. The Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi addressed the ceremony as the Chief Guest.
Advisor to Prime Minister Engr. Ameer Muqam, Federal Minister for Interior Affairs Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for State, Ghalib Khan Wazir, members of the Parliament hailing from FATA, a number of tribal elders and senior civil and military officials were also present on the occasion.
The Governor welcoming the Prime Minister and the others guests said that tribal people under leadership of Father of the Nation Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah not only rendered exemplary sacrifices during the Pakistan Movement but their role during the freedom of movement of Kashmir is also the part of the history and still they are engaged shoulder to shoulder with the Pak Army for the security, stability and solidarity of the country.
KP Governor while referring to ongoing measures to ensuring overall development and progress of FATA said that due priority is being given to development and promotion of sports. He further observed that whether it is ensuring development and prosperity of the country or making purpose built proper education and training of youth possible, we have to make our efforts result orienting through promotion of sports.
He said that government by bringing all the stake holders in the war against terrorism on single page, secured our beloved country Pakistan, chalked out the National Action Plan and launched Zerb e Azab, Operation Raddal Fasad and many similar operations under it.
It is also because of National Action Plan that terrorism oriented activities have been eliminated and entire political and military leaderships are jointly focusing upon ensuring peace and stability in the society.
The Governor dedicated the 3rd Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa FATA Youth Festival to those youngsters who have embraced martyrdom while fighting for ensuring security, peace, stability and progress of the country. All such martyrs, he added, are the heroes and benefactor of the nation and we as nation have great regard for them.
The Governor also declared to give Jamrud as the status of Town and establishment of an Indoor Gymnasium in the area as well. …APP

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