PESHAWAR: The Federal Government has agreed in principal to rename Peshawar International Airport after the name of Khudai Khidmatgar Khan Abdul Ghaffar alias Baacha Khan in recognition to his services for the Muslims of sub continent and struggle as preacher of non-violence.
The jubilant President of Awami National Party Asfandyar Wali Khan announced this at a public meeting held in connection with the 24th death anniversary of Baacha Khan and 6th death anniversary of Rehbr e Tehrik Khan Abdul Wali Khan held here at Tehmas Khan Stadium.
Amid clapping he announced that Peshawar International Airport would be renamed as Baacha Khan International Airport as the Federal Government has explicitly agreed in this regard. “The Federal government has accepted our demand”, he said.
Chief Minister Khyber-Pakthunkhaw Amir Haider Khan Hoti and Provincial President of ANP KP Senator Afrasiab Khattak also addressed the public meeting.
The parliamentarians, provincial ministers and MPAs belonging to ANP were present on the occasion. (APP)