Chitral –Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in his address at the polo ground Chitral announced that Lowari tunnel would be inaugurated in June 2017. Earlier he had announced that the tunnel would inaugurated in December 2016 come what may http://www.dawn.com/news/1216127. Then it was announced that it would be inaugurated in March 2017 and now he gave us the ‘good news’ that Lowari tunnel would be inaugurated in June 2017. The unexplained delay despite no dearth of funds, clearly seems to be based on foul intentions.
Elections 2018 are the reason for delaying Lowari tunnel opening as PM wants to open it as close to the elections as possible, other wise there is no earthly reason that in three and half years of his government when already 70 percent work had been completed, the Lowari tunnel still lingers on like a lame duck.
Atta Abad lake tunnel in Hunza which is of the same length as the Lowari tunnel was completed from scratch to finish in three years and Lowari tunnel which the PM says was started in 1955 is still dragging on. Why? There is no earthly reason other than that our political leaders have not been sincere in building the tunnel and Nawaz Sharif knows this well.
The people of Chitral appeal to the prime minister to stand by his words and order the completion of the tunnel by 31 December which is as possible as Chitralis understandingÂ Urdu. Ref to the Prime ministers promise is mentioned here http://www.dawn.com/news/1216127. — CN report, 07 Sep 2016