Culture dept urged to establish censor board in K-P

City district councillors draw attention to challenges faced by people in their constituencies

Saba Rani February 12, 2016

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf district councillor Asiya Khattak has urged the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa culture department to establish a board to censor "obscene and violent content" in Pashto movies.

She was speaking at a session of the city district council on Thursday.

Khattak lashed out at the culture department, saying it had failed to take steps to establish a censor board in the province.

“Entertainment is everyone’s right,” she said. “But the CD culture has shown the negative face of Pukhtun culture to the world.”

The district councillor added, “The gun culture which is shown in Pashto movies is not the culture of K-P. The department must control this menace.”

Voicing concerns

Local government representatives drew attention to the challenges faced by people in their respective constituencies.

Hassan Bano, a PTI councillor in Warsak, demanded the recruitment of teachers at government schools in her union council.

On the other hand, Akhtar Ali, a councillor in Budhni UC, said the area is facing over 12 hours of load-shedding.

“Several applications have been sent to the Pesco office,” he said. “However, our efforts are in vain.”

Saeed Zahid, an ANP councillor, requested the district assembly to release the performance reports of various departments to elected representatives.

He also voiced concern over deteriorating law and order in Peshawar. According to Zahid, the police had failed to provide security to citizens and demanded Rangers be deployed in the city.

Meanwhile, district councillors also expressed reservations over the activities of Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP), saying it is not operating in an effective manner.




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