Highest national flag to be hoisted in K-P

Published: April 18, 2011
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The flag will have a height of 185 feet.

The flag will have a height of 185 feet.

PESHAWAR: Senior Provincial Minister for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Bashir Bilour on Monday inaugrated the plan to hoist the highest national flag in the historical Jinnah Park.

The flag, with the height of 185 feet, will be completed by June 30 and the total cost spent on the plan would be Rs2.6 million.

Bashir Bilour said the plan was a result of the efforts of the ANP. He said the party is ready for a dialogue with militants if they surrender.

Speaking about the Saraiki province, Bilour said everyone under the constitution has a right to struggle and his party would support the province.

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  • Noor
    Apr 18, 2011 - 5:03PM

    2.6 million on a flag???? disgusting. grow up man.,………….Recommend

  • Apr 18, 2011 - 5:07PM

    Rs.2.6m wastedRecommend

  • Waqas
    Apr 18, 2011 - 5:36PM

    This is not the time…..Recommend

  • acenith harper
    Apr 18, 2011 - 6:37PM

    god give them a brain !!! money that can be spent on education , healthcare and pensioners !!! the Bilours were never known for education and brains !!!Recommend

  • Asmat Jamal
    Apr 18, 2011 - 11:10PM

    Pakistan Zindabad. Recommend

  • Apr 19, 2011 - 12:32AM

    Let them know that ANP is not anti-Pakistan. They love Pakistan and they are the savors.Recommend

  • Asman Uffaq
    Apr 19, 2011 - 1:08AM

    In 1947, ANP was governing N.W.F.P…….
    Great leader Quaid-e-Azam has not given a right to this party to join PAKISTAN rather referendum was polled for the public…….
    ANP shouted too much on this but all in vein and the result of referendum was with PAKISTAN…….
    Afterwards when the ceremony of rising up the national flag was being held, ANP didn’t raise the national flag, on that issue Quaid-e-Azam dissolved the provincial assembly…….
    Today these sons of ghandi are rising the flag, a puppet show, a pretension, a wastage of 2.6million, a stage drama etc etc…….Recommend

  • Shaan
    Apr 19, 2011 - 4:38AM

    I wish ANP can spend some money on education. They called 7 guys on protest against the name of province n now wasting money for flag which they dont respect. Such a Shame for ANPRecommend

  • Maria
    Apr 19, 2011 - 7:38AM

    @Asman Uffaq: Try to be a a little more fair minded. Everyone deserves a chance to change his opinion. I am not a supporter of the ANP but they have consistently been staunch supporters of Pakistan. The people of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa voted to join Pakistan and the ANP accepted the mandate of the people. This is how democracy works. Respect the wishes of the majority and move on. Look at all the religious leaders who were initially against Pakistan but then they changed their minds. The ANP is on record for being a Pakistani party which upholds the constitution and the integrity of the land. They are as patriotic if not more patriotic than other parties.Recommend

  • Wajid Khan
    Apr 19, 2011 - 10:34AM

    @Asman Uffaq:
    ANP never existed in 1947.
    Please correct your history. It was congress which was in government then.
    By the way, people of Pakhtunkhwa does not need your certification from indian mohajirs whose leaders have yet to some thing good for Pakistan. The most towering Liaqat Ali Khan ruled unelected for five years but only produced a fifth grader answer to the constitution of Pakistan. He remained busy in alloting and grabbing lands where all these double agents are living today.
    The claim of making Pakistan by these leaders is farse. If these mohajirs were competent enough, Pakistan would have been carved in CP, UP and Bihar and not in areas where it is now. Recommend

  • Asman Uffaq
    Apr 19, 2011 - 7:37PM

    @Maria, While reading my above comments how can you say that they were consistent staunch supporters of PAKISTAN????
    Was Quaid mad that he called for referendum in this province only while not in the other three????
    Remember! there is a big big difference between the Pushtoons mindset & sons of ghandhi mindset….
    Pushtoons & others of this province won the referendum by voting for PAKISTAN because they are patriot & the sons of ghandhi defeated ignominiously because they are indian proxy agents…..
    We respect the majority, these sons of ghandhi are in minority, restricted only to Charsaddah…..
    We’ve already respected and accepted the mandate of majority (result of referendum in 1947) but they did not…..

    Thanks.Recommend

  • Maria
    Apr 20, 2011 - 2:56AM

    @Asman Uffaq: Can you refer to one recent statement by the ANP against Pakistan? I’m sure you can’t because they are on record for working within the constitution and strengthening the Pakistani Federation. I think you are trying to prove something which doesn’t exist. And yes Charsadda is an ANP stronghold and also a very pro Pakistani stronghold. Rather than sling baseless allegations against the ANP for something that may or may not have been uttered 60 years ago why not focus on real anti state comments spoken by the likes of other political leaders like Altaf Hussain of MQM. When he goes to India, he openly criticises Pakistan.Recommend

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