Artistes in Bannu seek financial grant from govt'.


BANNU -- The artistes in Bannu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have threatened to launch provincewide protests if their demands remained unfulfilled. Addressing a press conference at Bannu Press Club on Monday, Artistes Society president Fareedulalh and other representatives said the government has not paid any remuneration to artistes of Bannu during the last several years. They said the artistes' societies in other areas of KP are being provided financial grants, but the artistes of Bannu remain deprived. The Artistes Society representatives said the singers, musicians and performers of Bannu have never been provided financial grant even once. They said the artistes of Bannu are extremely perturbed over this step-motherly attitude of the government. The artistes said they held several meetings with relevant officials and also...

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