By Our Staff Reporter
LAHORE: The people of Pakistan will not accept those elements criticising Pakistan Army and other state Institutions. National integrity and security is made possible due to sincere efforts of Pakistan Army and other State Institutions.
These views were expressed by Provincial Information Minister Syed Sumsan Ali Bokhari in a statement issued here on Friday.
He further said that politics of using foul language has been completely rejected by the masses.
The policy of defaming Army in every matter will no longer be accepted, added Sumsam Ali Bokhari.
He further said that now judiciary will be subjected to criticism after the army. Indulging in politics in the name of ideology carries personal motives behind the scene.
PML-N and PPP should first apologize with each other. The memories of the people of Pakistan are not so weak to forget past conduct of these parties. PPP has shown political allegiance to PML-N. One point agenda of PPP and PML-N is to safeguard their corruption.
Why decisions are accepted of one’s liking whereas hue and cry is raised if given on the contrary, concluded Provincial Information Minister Syed Sumsan Ali Bokhari.
Minister distributes cheques among heads of cultural bodies
Provincial Minister for Information and Culture Syed Sumsam Ali Bukhari distributed cheques of annual grant worth Rs 15 million among the heads of 51 cultural and literary bodies, working in the Punjab province. Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that the provincial government believed in all-out cooperation and help for the organisations to promote cultural and literary activities in the province. He said that funds had been distributed among bodies falling in three categories:
Rs 500,000 for A, Rs 2.5 lac for B and Rs 1 lac for C category, each.
The bodies which received grant on Friday include Arts Association of Punjab, Caravan, Hafeez Tayab Foundation, Pakistan Punjabi Adbi Board, Institute of Islamic Culture, Punjabi Culture, Academy Adbiyat Atfaal, Punjabi Parchar, Wajdan, Pakistan Cultural Heritage Society, Punjabi Ghar and Cultural Journalists Foundation of Pakistan.
The provincial minister said that the amount allocated for the project of ‘Voice of Punjab’ was shifted to Pakistan Television, which was now being retrieved in order to help artistes. He said that Rs70 lac had so far been distributed among artistes from the head of Artists Support Fund. He said that the ‘Voice of Punjab’ project was not being abundant but it would be continued with separately allocated funds.
The function was attended by Executive Director Lahore Arts Council Ather Ali Khan and other senior officers and artistes.