Chitral News Briefs

Imran to visit Chitral on 07 Nov: Chairman PTI Imran Khan along with CM KPK is likely to visit Chitral on 07 Nov 2017. He is expected to announce bifurcation of Chitral District into two districts, Mastuj being the new district. .. CN report, 18 Nov 2017
Shahzada Riazuddin joins ANP:
Shazada Riazuddin of Dolomuts Chitral town, has announced joing the Awami National Party at a meeting of the party office bearers in Chitral. .. CN report, 16 Oct 2017
700 Kva hydel station starts production in Ayun: A 700 Kva hydel power station constructed by SRSP was inaugurated at Ayun. The ceremony was attended by the concerned Chinese engineer besides AKRSP officials and notables of the town. .. CN report, 15 Oct 2017
Sher Hussain Shah of Drosh passes away: Sher Hussain Shah former inspector WAPDA passed away due to cardiac arrest after a brief illness. He was brother of Engr Afzal Shah, Muhammad Raza Shah, Dr Akbar Shah Engr Taimur Shah and Nasrullah Shah. .. CN report, 10 Oct 2017
Shahzada Aman ur Rahman joins PTI: Shahzada Amanur Rahman  a scion of the Mehtar Chitral has joined PTI after meeting PTI chairman along with CM KP in Bani Gala. He had contested 2013 elections for PK89 seat as an independent candidate and had secured 5990 votes  .. CN report, 10 Oct 2017
Deputy Commissioner drives home an opening message:  The new Deputy Commissioner promptly reacted to a public complaint about hospital rubbish being carried in an ambulance and suspended the Deputy Medical superintendent and two other officials of the DHQ for poor management. .. CN report, 09 Oct 2017  1
IT Graduate held for hacking website: Cyber crime wing of the FIA has arrested a fresh graduate of Bahria University, Umair Haider belonging to Chitral, for hacking a local urdu news website. The youth has since been released from custody. ..CN report, 07, 10 Oct 2017
Irshad Ahmad Sodhar appointed DC Chitral: In the recent province wide bureaucratic shuffle, Irshad Ahmad Sodhar has been appointed DC Chitral. He would be replacing Shahab Hamid Yousafzai who has been posted as DG and Secretary ERRA Kp .. CN report, 04 Oct 2017
Muhammad Akbar Khan appointed Secy Food KP: Muhammad Akbar Khan hailing from Mastuj, an officer in BPS 20, has been posted as Secretary, Food Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa .. CN report, 01 Oct 2017
Taj Muhammad Figar passes away: Prominent Journalist, poet and writer Taj Muhammad Figar of Zargarandeh Chitral town passed away due to cardiac arrest. He was an evergreen member of the Press club and remained resident editor of Daily Jehad Peshawar for over three decades. He was the father of Fahad Iftikharuddin and Father in law of Actt Gen Abdul Hameed Pasha and Maj Saiful Islam .. CN report, 28 Sep 2017  1
Girl student from Charun shines: 
Faryal Nosheen belonging to Charun d/o Noor Afzal Khan student of Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Kuragh grabbed first position among Chitrali students contending for admission in MBBS first year Khyber medical university Peshawar. She has been an outstanding student throughout her academic career .. CN report, 26 Sep 2017
‘Telenor’ becomes erratic performer in Chitral: ‘Telenor’ The largest network  cellphone company operating in Chitral district has become erratic with voice distortion since last many months. Users are either changing this service provider or are getting alternate sims to be able to use their cell phones. .. CN report, 24 Sep 2017
Principal GGDC receives best performance award:
Principal government Girls Degree College Chitral, Mussarat Jabeen has received the best performance award from the CM KPK at a ceremony in Peshawar .. CN report, 20 Sep 2017

Ghulam Muhammad and Fazle Rabi join PPP:
 Haji Ghulaam Muhammad of JUI and Engr Fazal Rabi of JI have announced joining PPP at a meeting with co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari in Peshawar .. CN report, 18 Sep 2017
The Aga Khan to visit Chitral next month: HH Prince Karim Aga Khan is likely to visit Chitral later next month,it was formally learnt here. He will address a large congregation of his followers at Booni, upper Chitral for which preparations are underway. .. Muhkamuddin, 15 Sep 2017
History of the Kalash People from 1844 published: A most complete and detailed description of the Kalash people from 1844 (127 years ago). Almost nothing has changed much in the last 127 years. Included are descriptions by Sir George S. Robertson of his encounters with the Kalash in 1892. It is noteworthy that the word “Kalash” is only used with reference to the people of Urtsun Valley, not with the people of Bumboret. 
Sam Sloan, 11 Sep 2017
Motorcyclist succumbs to accident injuries:
In a spate of increasing motorbike accidents, another bike a 20 year old Afghan refugee Inayat ur Rahman s/o Gul Ameer Khan succumbed to his injuries after meeting a road accident near Kesu village check post. .. CN report, 10 Sep 2017
Confusion erupts on provision of 30 mw Golen power to Chitral:
 Well confounded confusion has erupted over the provision of 30 mw power from the Golen hydro project to Chitral by Dec 2017. If it happens it will be a case similar to snatching away Lowari tunnel funds from Chitral and diverting it to Larkana and Multan. .. CN report, 05 Sep 2017.
Cleric warns against extravagance, women’s liberty:
Prominent cleric Kamaluddiin while addressing a large Eid congregation at Ayun spoke about the ill of extravagance and living beyond means in the society. In the same breath he criticised women folk going out for shopping in the markets alone and called it unislamic. .. CN report, 04 Sep 2017
Police swoop hauls up Juvenile bikers: Chitral police have taken a welcome action against juvenile motorcyclists for riding without licence, overspeeding and one wheeling during Eid holidays. The parents of youngsters were later warned and tthe bikes returned to the youngsters after assurance of responsible behaviour. .. CN report 03 Sep 2017
Pine nut harvesting banned in Chitral: The provincial govt has banned the harvesting and transportation of pine nut (chalghoza) from the forests of Chitral. Due to it’s high price pine nut trees have suffered much at the hands of greedy pluckers who tear down complete branches just for the sake of few nut clusters .. CN report, 03 Sep 2017
Trade Union leader praises President Chamber of Commerce: Trade Union leader Shabir Ahmad has in a press release praised the efforts of President Chamber of Commerce Sartaj Ahmad Khan for his contribution to social work specially in getting the Bazar road carpeted through his efforts. ..CN report, 30 Aug 2107
Shop rents raised from Rs 400 to Rs 33000 p.m: The district Administration renewed contract of the Shahi Mosque shops raising the monthly rent from Rs 400 to Rs 33000. The shops were occupied at the paltry rent for four decades and legal proceedings were continuing between the shopkeepers and keepers of the mosque property until the AC Chitral intervened and sorted out the problem... CN report, 23 Aug 2017
Chitral town tastes decent electricity facility: For once the central part of Chitral town where all essential services e.g hospitals, courts, offices, banks, markets etc fall, is enjoying uninterrupted electricity for the last two days. CEO SRSP and millitary officials who intervened to solve the issue deserve thanks for doing the needful .. CN report, 22 Aug 2017
Baleem; Land of intellectuals: Baleem, a legendary village in the Laspur valley, is the land of intellectuals and knowledge-loving people. This promising soil has produced doctors (PhDs, MBBS), MPhils, army officers, engineers, chartered accountants, government officers, lecturer, advocates, highly qualified school level educationists and religious personalities. Baleem is also known for its glorious past, as we find five important personalities in the history of Chitral like Ayaz, Muhammad Rafi, Balandi, Dudar Bakhdur and Bades, who have had honour of being chieftain (which in local parlance is called Haakim) during the era of the princely state of Chitral. It may be necessary to mention here that Haakim Ayaz belongs to Col (R) Ikramullah Khan’s family, Haakim Muhammad Rafi and Balandi belong to Dr. Inayatullah Faizi’s family. .. Dur Wali Khan, 20 Aug 2017
Ten new utility stores to be opened in Chitral: Utility super stores at Drosh, Garam Chashma and Booni and normal stores at Harth, Parabek, Madaklasht, Golen, Madak, Mur Rech have been approved for opening. This was disclosed by MNA Shahzada Iftikharuddin. ..CN report, 15 Aug 2017.
Chitralis caught cheating their employers: In the recent past the number of Chitralis caught cheating their employers in one way or the other has seen an increase. Recently some Chitralis employed as salesmen/managers in shops within five star hotels in the capital were apprehended for financial cheating. Once known for loyalty and honesty the trend is changing with Chitrali workers or is it that the opportunities are opening up? .. CN report, 10 Aug 2017
Post tunnel opening better transport system expected: After the partial opening of Lowari tunnel transportation system is expected to improve. A recently advertised transport company is starting air conditioned luxury bus service from Rawalpindi to Chitral, to begin with. .. CN report, 08 Aug 2018.
JI decides on election 2018 candidates: Jamat Islami Chitral has finalised names for contesting election 2018. Molana Abdul Alkbar will be candidate for NA 32 and Haji Maghfirat Shah, the sitting district Nazim will contest for PK 89. The candidate for PK90 will be finalised later. .. CN report, 08 Aug 2018.
Bilawal to mull contesting elections from Chitral: Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto may consider contesting the next general elections from Chitral, after evaluating his visit due on 05 Aug. The local leadership has invited him so, according to reports .. CN report, 03 Aug 2017


  1. To all the family and friends of the late Taj Muhammad Figar,
    Please accept my sincerest condolences and shared grief at the loss of this truly gentle and generous human being. He was a person whose work and actions in daily life made the world a better place for all those who knew him. May you find some solace in the knowledge that his soul now rests in peace with God, and that he and his contributions will be remembered for a very long time.

    Elena Bashir, Chicago, USA

  2. Well done DC sahib. Government officials in Chitral consider it their right to not work honestly and to create inconvenience for the people in whichever capacity they are. It will be a holy Jihad to try to correct the governance, though easier said than done.