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Minister assures full support to journalists

NADER BIJNERI

PESHAWAR: Expressing heartfelt condolence with the administration of Peshawar Press Club, Provincial Minister for Social Welfare Department Sitara Ayaz said that they would fully support the journalist community in this hour of trouble.

He said this while taking to journalists here at Peshawar Press Club after expressing condolences with the President of the club.

Director of Social welfare department Hakeem Khan Afridi, Member of NWFP Assembly Shagufta Malik, President of Peshawar Press Club Shamim Shahid and General Secretary Mohammad All were also present on the occasion.

Addressing on the occasion Sitara Ayaz said that they were denouncing the tragic attack on Peshawar Press Club and said that terrorists through their cheap tactics could not
suppress the voice of journalists. She said that they would fight against terrorism jointly as they were confronted with such elements that are the enemy of Pakistan and Islam.

She remarked that Awami National Party had rendered great sacrifices in the terror war and had lost number of party workers in Swat and other parts of the province.

She said that they had achieved success in the war against terrorisrn and would continue the war till its logical end.

She said that Peshawar Press Club was the house of every one and both the high ups and poor were equal here as journalists equally paying attention to them to report their miseries.

She said this is very tragic to target such a place where the peoples’ grievances are being recorded. On the occasion she also distributed some non-food items contributed by the Norvegian refugee council among those who were injured in the blast.

She said that it was not the reward for those who had given sacrifices against the war on terror. She said that they would also provide medical treatment to the affected people of bomb blasts and would send them to foreign countries for medical treatment.

Source: The Nation

Date:1/9/2010