PESAWAR: Advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs, Amjad Afridi Tuesday distributed cheques amounting Rs. 5 millions among 114 prominent poets, authors and artists.
Secretary Sports and Culture, Azam Khan, Director Sports, Mahmood Khan, renowned poets, authors, and artists of film, radio and TV were present on the occasion.
Advisor to CM said that government values the services of poets and artists for the province and making sincere efforts to resolves their issues and difficulties.
He said that government has specified huge amount for the promotion of cultural activities and banned the holding of events other than culture programs at Nishtar Hall.
He said that Culture Department would establish a transparent committee for providing monthly assistance of Rs. 30,000 thousand to deserving personalities.