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PTI to approach Taliban for reopening schools

May 23, 2013

PESHAWAR, May 22: The MNA-elect from NA-47, Darra Adamkhel, Qaiser Jamal Afridi has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will approach the Taliban and security forces to reopen and rebuild educational institutions in tribal areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

He said that people of Federally Administered Tribal Areas, in particular, had suffered a lot during the ongoing wave of terrorism. He was speaking as chief guest at a gathering held at Khyber Union Hall of Islamia College, Peshawar, on Wednesday.

The young MNA-elect said that in the beginning his party leadership was not even willing to award him election ticket because of his young age, but PTI chief Imran Khan trusted him and his people gifted him an unprecedented victory.

“I ran my campaign in the most dangerous area in just 23 days. My party will not let the nation down and will deliver. When I was the student of Islamia College, Peshawar, I had made a blood donation club and used to collect blood for the needy patients. I used to donate blood to even those patients whom I never knew. This was the spirit I got from this great seat of learning. I shall contribute a considerable amount to the Senior Alumni Association (SAA) annual fund in future,” Mr Afridi recalled and pledged.

He said that the youth was an asset and the PTI had pinned high hopes on them to work for the betterment and development of the country.

He maintained that young people had risen for bringing about a remarkable change in the country and if he could not make it possible for his poor people he would not be part of any such setup in the power corridors.

Acting vice-chancellor of Islamia College University Prof Haider Shah said on the occasion that the college had produced numerous bright students in all fields contributing their services within Pakistan and abroad.

“We are proud of our talented students who are contributing to the nation and the whole world in various capacities. I take great pride in being an old Islamian and now an old faculty member,” Mr Shah observed.

Prof Abaseen Yousafzai, chief organiser of the student societies, called upon the students to actively participate in various events to be held during the current year so that different achievements of the college could be highlighted.

Earlier, the students of Islamia College and Islamia Collegiate School participated in a quiz competition and other events, including speech, poetry recital and poster making.—Bureau Report