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KPK CM praises The Educationist Editor-in-Chief for his book on GB

Pervaiz Khattak invites media for fact finding of billion tree project

Senior writers and columnists Dr Mujahid Mansoor, Sajjad Mir, Rauf Tahir, Dr Noshina Saleem, Javed Nawaz, Fawad Chaudhry and others present book’s reviews at Jinnah Library

The Educationist Report

LAHORE (Saturday, March 31, 2018):  KPK Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak has said the beautiful valleys of Gilgat-Balistan have been ignored in the past; however, the book of Dr. Shahfiq Jullandhry has rightly highlighted this area.

He was addressing the launching ceremony of The Educationist Editor-in-Chief Dr. Shafiq Jullandhry’s book titled “Beautiful Pakistan: Gilgat Balistan” held at Jinnah Library here on Saturday. KPK CM was chief guest while senior writers and columnists Dr Mujahid Mansoor, Sajjad Mir, Rauf Tahir, PU ICS In-charge Dr. Noshina Saleem, Javed Nawaz, The Educationist Editor Shabbir Sarwar, PTI spokesman Fawad Chaudhry, Secretary Maulana Zafar Ali Khan Trust Raja Asad Ali Khan, Rashed Hijazi, PRO BISE Ghulam Murtaza, Qayyum Chaudhry (PU IER) and large number of journalists and journalism students were present there. They event was jointly organized by Maulana Zaffar Ali Khan Trust and Punjab Public Libraries.

Speaking on this occasion, the KPK chief minister said the CPEC has opened a new era of development in the province. He said they were not working for a show-off like traditional politicians rather his government was focusing on provision of basic facilities to the masses. He criticized media for not highlighting the development work of KPK positively and factually. He said around a half of the KPK population have been provided health cards while his govt’s special focus was on police reforms and education. He invited journalists for fact findings and true reporting on billions tree project.

DG Punjab Libraries Dr. Zaheer Ahmad Babar said that libraries’ use was pivotal for brining reforms in a society and Dr. Jalandhry’s book was a good addition. “His journalism students are shining in the media industry everywhere in the country”.

 Dr. Mujahid Mansoori said that Dr Shafiq Julandhry’s book was a result of his rational observation of a sociologist during his stay as a media academician in Korakoram International University. He said Pakistan is a beautiful and great country but its image was tarnished. He said security, health and education conditions are being changed in KPK. “I used to ask taxi drivers, rickshaw drivers and laborers about the changes being brought in KPK and they all praise the government steps. My comments are always based on the real life stories of the common people”. He said no one can stop the change in KPK, while highlighting that KPK CM do not know the art of advertisement. He said the real and complete picture of billion tree project must be publicized.

Sajjad Mir said Dr Shafiq is a very kind sophisticated human being who wrote an excellent piece of writing in his unique academic style which educates people about the beauty of KPK. He said people of GB are very hard working, honest and they bravely fought and playing a great role to make territory the part of Pakistan.

PTI spokesman Fawad Choudhary said that out of world’s eight top mountains five are in GB which is a great distinction for country. He said GB is a great tourism industry and Dr. Shafiq’s travelogue takes the reader to these fascinating valleys. Javed Nawaz, Dr Noshina Saleem and Rauf Tahir also presented tributes to Dr. Shafiq Julandhry for his fascinating book.

In the end writer Dr Shafiq Jullandhry thanked Pervaiz Khattak and other guests.

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The writer is journalist by profession and working as Joint Editor.

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