PESHAWAR – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Barrister Masood Kausar has said that nations earn honour and prestige by offering sacrifices and they always will feel proud of their heroes who laid down their lives for better future of the motherland.

The developed nations, he added, whatever they see across the world now-a-days have gone through the circumstances of similar nature, what they have experienced over the recent past and therefore the kith and kin of the martyrs deserve for the utmost level of respect and they are utilising every opportunity to make their spirit in this respect acknowledged by them.

Addressing a well attended prestigious function which through his own courtesy was arranged in honour of the children and family members of martyrs and IDPs at Governor’s House, Peshawar, on Defence Day, the governor said, “though the replacement of martyrs is impossible, yet we will be making sure that no effort is spared to resolve just problems of their near and dear ones”.

The ceremony besides the family members of the martyrs was also attended by some of the provincial ministers, Corps Commander, Peshawar, Lt Gen Khalid Rabbani, Chief Secretary Ghulam Dastagir Akhtar, IG Frontier Corps Maj Gen Ghayur Mehmood, Additional Chief Secretary Fata, Tashfin Khan and other senior government officials.

Declamation contest, presentation of national songs, skits and band march by students were the special features of the event. Besides, stalls, depicting creations of the women skills development centres of Fata, were also displayed at the lawn of the Governor’s House.

The governor highly appreciated the performance, keen interest and spirit of the students and advised them to focus on their studies as well. The Government, he added is also doing its best to manage maximum opportunities of higher and quality education in maximum educational institutions across the country for the students hailing from Fata and it is now upto them to make utilization of it to the utmost level. All our efforts, he added, are meant for making best possible opportunities available to the youth from FATA and it is hoped that they would prove themselves good human being, muslim and citizen.

The government, he is also contemplating upon introducing special marriage packages for the children of martyrs, health cards and priority based initiatives for ensuring resolution of the just problems of the martyrs.

A cell, he added, has already been established at the secretariat level in this respect. While expressing his solidarity with internally dislocated persons from FATA, the Governor said, indeed the camp life does not bear any match with that of at the normal home.

However, he added, it is his utmost efforts to ease the situation at the camps to the maximum extent and simultaneously also make their early return possible.