Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Health, Shaukat Ali Yousafzai has said that the federal government must take the provincial government on board regarding operation against terrorists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said the issue should not be taken easy as it was a matter of lives of thousands of innocent people. He said pre-arrangements were mandatory to save the seven lac innocent people of Waziristan.
He was talking to media on the occasion of seminar regarding Pashto Day arranged at Khyber Medical College Peshawar on Thursday. Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Housing, Malik Amjad Khan Afridi, Principal KMC, Chairman Department of Pashto Peshawar University Abasin Yousafzai and other social and literal persons were also present on this occasion.
The Health Minister Shaukat Yousafzai while appreciating the cultural and literal activities arranged by the students of KMC said that it was highly appreciable to arrange such activities in untoward situation. He said terrorism had badly affected our national institutions as well as economy, therefore restoration of peace was need of the hour to promote our culture and stabilize the national economy.
Talking about the operation against terrorism in Waziristan, he said provincial government had not been taken in confidence by federal government in this regard. He said in the past millions of people had suffered due to operation against terrorism and the poor people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa could not afford such situation any more.
He said protection of innocent masses should be ensured before taking action against terrorism. On this occasion, Malik Amjad Khan Afridi also addressed the seminar and lauded the efforts of KMC to promote cultural and literal activities.
The Health Minister and Amjad Khan Afridi also announced Rs. 2 lac on their behalf for the literary society of college for its best performance.