…Governor Ghulam Ali spoke at the oath taking ceremony of Tribal Union of Journalists (NMDs) Interim council
PESHAWAR: Praising the efforts and sacrfices journalists for the homeland,the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor Haji Ghulam Ali on Thursday said that no doubt that tribal journalists have played their important role in peacebuilding and development of ex-Fata in the past two decads.
Haji Ghulam Ali was speaking at the oath taking ceremony of Tribal Union of Journalists(NMDs)Interim council held at governor house in Peshawar. He said a number of tribal journalists lost their lives while many other wounded to maintain peace in erstwhile Fata.He said the life sacrifices of ex-Fata residents rendered for peace would not go wasted.
“Journalists are the key stakeholder of the society as they should also highlight the importance of Newly Merged Districts’ importance as there are billions of dollars menerals in the mountains in Ex-Fata that need to be explored and trade it”, He added that it could completely change the life of ten million tribal people.
The governor said that he would take up the journalists’ issues with the federal government.He pleged to arrange seminars and trainings for tribal journalists to bring up their capacity with the rest of journalists in Pakistan.
The interim Tribal Union of Journalists council chairman Qazi Fazlullah thanked the governor Haji Ghulam Ali and said that the gone were the days when doors of the governor house were closed for tribal journalists. He said their union was of the martyrs journalists who did not compromised on the solidarity and integrity of Pakistan and lost lives for the sake of Pakistan. He said 13 journalists had been martyred while a number of others journlists wounded in war on terror. He said more than hundred journalists from ex-Fata have left their hometowns due to threats to their life.
“We are reviving the journalists union after ten years and would raise voice at every flour for their rights”,said Qazi Fazlullah.
He said the government and other organizations working for journalists should come forward and help out tribal journalists from crises.
Qazi Fazlullah said still tribal journalists were in danger due to unrest in the erstwhile Fata.He said tribal journalists were committed to impart their role for peaceful and prosperouos Pakistan.
Qazi Fazlullah demanded of the governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to provide modern equipments to all press clubs in newly merged districts and construct the long awaited press club in Landikotal.