Army lauds media role for restoration of peace in Swat
Those present on the occasion were included chairman executive committee, Swat Press Club, Ghulam Farooq Khan, acting president Swat Union of Journalists, Shehzada Alam, former chairman, Shahabuddin, Mehboob Ali, Sherin Zada and Essa Khankhel. In their speeches the journalists lauded the services of Colonel Arif Mehmood and paid tribute to GoC Swat Major General Ghulam Qamar for initiating development schemes in the press club. They also paid tribute to the spokesman of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Colonel Arif Mehmood for establishing close contacts with media and people in Swat.
Speaking on the occasion, Colonel Arif Mehmood said that the respect and love, which the people and media of Swat had extended to Pakistan army, will not be forgotten. He said that media had played very positive role in the restoration of peace and proved to be the real spokesmen of the people of Swat. He said that the chapter created by the journalists of Swat with sacrificing their lives will be always remembered.
He said that after the restoration of peace, Pakistan army is playing full role in the reconstruction and promotion of tourism in the area. He also appreciated the role of media in this regard.