Celebrating Culture: K-P govt to promote Kalash culture

Provincial government is trying its utmost to protect the rights of minorities.

APP July 25, 2013

PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Tourism, Culture, Sports, Museums and Archaeology, Mahmood Khan said that the provincial government was trying its utmost to protect the rights of minorities and further promote the culture of Kalash Valley in Chitral. He was talking to a 12-member delegation of the Kalash Valley, which apprised him in detail of the problems confronted by the minorities of Kalash valley. They also demanded holding of a Kalash festival, provision of land for a graveyard and appointment of local teachers in government primary schools of Kalash valley so that the teachers could impart education in the local language. The minister said that the provincial government has earmarked Rs10 million in the ADP for the development and welfare of minorities living in Kalash valley. He asked the delegation to cooperate with the government in this connection so that the schemes could be completed in time.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 25th, 2013.