PESHAWAR, 20 October: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government awarded 5 million rupees to 114 artists actors the province in a ceremony held here in Nishtarhall Peshawar on Tuesday.

Advisor to Chief Minister of KP on Sports and Culture Amjad Khan Afridi distributed the cheques among actors and singers. He said that the artists were divided in three categories and they given 80,000, 100,000 and 0.3 million of cheques.

Pashto singer Ahmad Gul told TNN that he was so happy that for the first throughout his life, he got financial assistance from the government for his services. “I have been spending a lot of money on my wife who is suffering from different diseases for last 13 years. I am a poor man, how long will be able to pay for my wife treatment?  I request the government to continue supporting artists and build houses for us to get rid of paying rent every month” he demanded.

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