Khalid Mehmood inaugurates the sports gala organized at FC-ground

Peshawar

Peshawar: The Khyber Agency political agent said that Pakistan army and civil administration was on the same pitch against those who want to sabotage peace as gone are the days when militants had control over the Bara residents and were challenging writ of the government.

This was said by the political agent of Khyber agency Khalid Mehmood on Wednesday while inaugurating the sports gala being organized at FC-ground in Bara.

Pakistan army with the collaboration of Fata sports and culture department organized the sports gala after peace was restored in Bara.

After a decade long closure of Bara subdivision due to militancy and military actions, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa former governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan last month had announced the reopening of Bara tehsil for general public.

Khalid Mehmood said that it was a great day for the jubilant residents that a big sports event

was made possible in Bara where anti state elements had played a bloody game and killed security personnel and innocent citizens.

Regarding the day of 23 March, Khalid said it was for him and for all Pakistani nation a great day to show their enemies that they were united and had the capability to defend their motherland.

Khalid Mehmood thanked Pakistan army officials and Afridian for organizing such an event which would help promote peace and development in the war torn area of Khyber Agency.

PA Khyber lauded efforts made by the Pak-army, Afridian Welfare Organization and civil administration said that it was a joint venture to provide an entertainment for the sports lovers.

Khalid Mehmood gave away cash prizes and shields to the best players in different sports categories.

Earlier, games, including gymnastic, tug of war, athletics and volley ball matches were played.

Meanwhile, children of different private schools in Bara presented national anthem and sang patriotic songs.

Khasadars and Frontier Corps personnel presented Khattak dance which was widely appreciated by the spectators in the stadium.

Beside hundreds of spectators, Fata parliamentarians, army officials, Sikh minorities, local elders and civil administration officials were present in the ceremony.

Separately the Landikotal and Jamrud based political administrations also observed the Pakistan Resolution Day with great pump and show. The Jamrud even was organized inside the political compound of Jamrud administration whereas APA Landikotal Rahim Ullah Mehsud along with Swat Scouts FC officials celebrated the day at the Khakhi Sar Loy Shelmani on the western border with Afghanistan.