Chitral — The public speech of Prime minister Nawaz Sharif at the Chitral polo ground was going on well, when, trying to turn on to a light note, he said when he came to Chitral first time twenty years back, Chitralis could not speak Urdu but now he sees they can. He then asked people who could speak urdu to raise their hands and instantly all the crowd raised their hands.
Though Mr Sharif might have had light humor in mind when saying this but after his speech ended people forgot about the monetary announcements and stared discussing (criticizing) his naive remarks which appeared as he was trying to belittle Chitralis. Though he quickly realised and tried to cover it up by saying “Chitralis can speak four languages and are no less than any body else” but the damage had already been done.
Twenty years back at the same place he had asked Chitralis in again an easy mood ,if they Knew what one crore is, and that began a propaganda against him for ‘insulting’ Chitralis and cost him his position in Chitral for twenty years. Now when the people had almost forgotten that episode, he again came up with another misfired humour and will definitely have to pay for it, as there are many sitting ready to exploit it. — CN report, 08 Sep 2016.