peshawar    -    Director Information Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Noor-ul-Hadi on Saturday appreciated the performance of the Regional Information Office Dera Ismail Khan for providing timely information regarding the rescue, relief and rehabilitation activities to the flood affectees.  

Accompanied by Administrative Officer Farman Ali, the Director Information KP while paying a surprise visit to the Regional Information Office Dera Ismail Khan also hoped that the staff of the Regional Office would continue updating people about issues regarding natural calamities besides development projects that the government has initiated for the welfare of masses in future.  

Upon arrival, Regional Information Officer Dera Ismail Khan Sanaullah Bettani gave a detailed briefing regarding performance besides other matters about arrangements for properly highlighting welfare-oriented policies of the government and raising awareness among people about various development initiatives of public sector departments and organizations.  

The Director of Information was also apprised of issues about attendance, regularity, and circulation figures of newspapers and printing presses in the Dera Ismail Khan region. Recently retired Director Information Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Qazi Sibghatullah was also present on this occasion.  

The visiting dignitary was taken around to different sections of the Regional Information Office where he was briefed about relevant matters by the staff concerned and checked the attendance register. Noor-ul-Hadi expressed his satisfaction regarding the performance of the staff and added they were effectively serving the masses while playing the role of bridge between the government and the people.  

He said that accurate information and proper awareness about development projects helped enhance the trust of the masses in government departments. Director of Information directed that these should be kept in mind while highlighting any development project. It should also be ensured that timely information was provided to the people regarding the projects so that more people can benefit, he added.  

On the occasion of his visit, Director Information also took stock of relief activities in flood-affected areas of Dera Ismail Khan and Tank and added that the recent floods have caused a lot of damage in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, especially in Dera Ismail Khan, for which the government was taking various measures.