Chitral News Briefs

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
Shandur festival to begin from 29 July:
The annual three day Shandur festival will kick off on 29 July uptil 31 July. CM KPK Pervez Khattak will be the chief guest on innaugural day. CN report, 28 July 2017
Bilawal Bhutto to visit Chitral on 5 Aug: Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto is likely to visit Chitral on 5 Aug at the request of the local PPP leadership, it was learnt here. .. CN report, 24 Jul 2017
Dharna against failure to provide electricity to Chitral town: Residents of Chitral town started a sit in (dharna) at PIA Chowk Chitral bazar against the failure of the concerned authorities to provide electricity to Chitral town as promised by them. They vowed to continue the protest till electricity is provided to them. .. CN report, 16 Jul 2017
Senior bureaucrats posted/shuffled: 
According to a provincial government notification, Minhasuddin has been posted as Additional deputy commissioner Chitral, while Hayat Shah has been posted as District Officer Finance. .. CN report, 16 Jul 2017
Chitrali Students shine in Academics:
 1. Qazi Hamid Ullah s/o Dur Wali Khan of Laspur Balim got 2nd position in Allied School Islamabad by scoring 467/510 (92%) in Federal Board Exam 2017 (class 9th). He intends to become a CSS officer and serve his country.2. Furqan Ullah s/o Col (r) Ikram Ullah Khan of Laspur Balim secured 2nd position in Army Public School Kakul Abbottabad by scoring 472/520 (91%) in Federal Board Exam 2017 (class 9th). He desires to become a doctor and serve his country. .. CN report, 14 Jul 2017
31 July likely to be landmark date for Chitral: PM Pakistan Nawaz Sharif is likely to inaugurate Lowari tunnel, Golen hydro project and other projects on 31 July when he is likely to arrive in Chitral to also witness the final day of Shandur polo festival, it was learnt here. .. CN report, 14 Jul 2017
Couple attempts suicide by jumping into river: A young couple belonging to Shotkhar Torkhow but residing in Booni jumped into the river to end their lives. The boy was rescued but the girl was missing till filing of the report. Domestic squabbles is reported as cause of the suicide attempt. .. CN monitoring, 13 Jul 2017
Private Schools take a lead in SSC  exams:  Private Schools took a lead in SSC annual examination 2017 by securing top positions in the district. According to results announced by BISE Peshawar Tanzila Ghulam d/o Ghulam Muhammad Roll-No 115493 student of Chitral Model School & College near polo ground Chitral got First position in the district by obtaining 1003 marks. Amna Shuja d/o Shuja Ahmad from The Langland School & College stood 2nd in the district with 1001 marks. This is worth mentioning that the marks of Tanzila Ghulam are the highest ever achieved by a student in the district. — Inayat ullah Faizi, 06 Jul 2017
Mehtar fêtes notables, officials at Iftar: Mehtar Fateh ul Mulk Ali nasir hosted an Iftar party for notables of various sections of society, govt officials and politicians. DC and DPO were amongst the senior officials present .. GH Farooqi, 23 Jun 2017
Plaza construction abreast Shahi Masjid halted: On the directives of the Archaeological department KP, an under construction plaza adjacent to the Shahi Masjid Chitral has be halted by the district administration. The proposed plaza would tarnish the beauty and standing of the historical mosque built in 1924 by the then Mehtar HH Sir Shuja Ul Mulk and stands as an important archaeological asset, the report said. .. CN report, 23 Jun 2017
Sultan Mehmood appointed Gen Secy APML Chitral: According to a notification of APML high command, Sultan Mehmood has been appointed as the Distt Gen Secy. Hailing from Garm Chashma Sultan Mehmood is known as a popular and efficient social and political worker. Benazir Bhutto entrusted him with huge discretionary fund due to his capability. He has served in senior positions in NGOs and has vast interaction with the people. He is also a prolific orator which is an important quality for a politician. Talking to CN he pledged to work honestly for strengthening APML in Chitral .. CN report, 20 Jun 2017
Eid ul Fitr on 26 June: According to the Met department of Pakistan, Eid moon will be clearly visible on 25 June after sunset and Eidul Fitr 2017 is most likely to fall on Sunday 26 June .. CN report, 18 June 2017
Ex DC accused of funds misappropriation: According to a joint audit report of SAFRON and interior ministry of KP, a former DC Chitral Aminul Haq has been accused of misappropriation in hiring/firing of levies personal during his tenure in 2013 causing a loss of 70 million rupees to the exchequer.. CN monitoring, 17 Jun 2017
Bail plea of accused in 21 April incident accepted: Bail plea of 22 persons arrested on 21 April this year on charges of arson after the blasphemy incident in Chitral was accepted by the local court here. .. Muhkamuddin, 16 June 2017
Citizens demand clearance of NBP debris: Citizens have demanded the clearance of National Bank of Pakistan debris located at the Ataliq chowk which was demolished five years ago for construction of the byepass road but the semi demolished structure still remains presenting a very ugly picture .. Muhkamuddin, 15 Jun 2017

Chitrali appointed CEO of a Multinational company: Naveed Zameer Yasir, a chartered Accountant, son of Late Col Lal Zameer of Ashret Chitral has been promoted CEO of a Multinational Finance company (Apex finance company) based in Dubai. .. BH Azad, 06 Jun 2017
Coaster accident on Lowari, ten die, twelve injured: A coaster plying from Rawalpindi to Chitral met an accident at Gujar parhao lowari pass. Ten persons are reported dead and twelve injured as per initial reports. .. CN report, 30 Apr 2017.
Lowari pass road opens: The Lowari pass road was declared open by NHA and the tunnel usage suspended accordingly as as per a notification of the NHA .. CN report, 12 Apr 2017.
Kalash and Sikh to be registered as individual religions : According to a ruling by the Peshawar high court Kalash belief shall be registered as a separate religion in the forthcoming census. Similarly the Sikh faith is also be individually registered. Earlier these two religions were bracketed in the Miscellaneous category. .. CN report, 04 Apr 2017
Large amount of Naswar consumed in Chitral: According to a survey (unofficial) about 300  maunds of Naswar (snuff) is consumed in Chitral town every day. This consumption figure is only second to Dir Bala town where the consumption is 25 percent higher says the source. Many petty naswar sellers from down districts who came to Chitral to do naswar business are now millionaires. Similarly, cigarettes of all brands worth many lac rupees are consumed in Chitral town every day .. CN report, 31 may 2017
Dr Bukhari appointed Director Chitral University: Dr Badshah Munir Bukhari has been appointed director of the newly established Chitral University, according to an official press release. .. CN report, 31 Mar 2017
Lowari pass road opens for small vehicles: Lowari top road has been opened for small vehicles it was unofficially learnt here. Official announcement is yet to be made .. BH Azad, 27 Mar 2017
Sajidullah elected District Bar President: Sajidullah Advocate was elected President District Bar for the year after he beat Niaz A Niazi Advocate by 26 votes to 22. Both the victor and the runner up belong to PML(N)
Similarly Intezar Ali Khan Advocate was elected president of the Booni Bar Association and Imtiaz Jan Advocate was elected president Drosh Bar Association…. CN report, 25 Mar 2017
Bureaucrats promoted/posted in Chitral:
Abdul Akram has been posted as Assistant Commissioner Chitral, while Mazhar Ali Shah has been posted as District Monitoring Officer in IPU Chitral. Both officials have moved on to senior positions from their incumbent slots. . .. CN report, 16 Mar 2017
Golen mini electric power reaches grid station: After a long delay on one pretext or the other, the completed 2 mw pwer station has started to supply power to the judilasht grid station. It is expected that soon the facility would be available to the consumers of Chitral town.– CN report, 04 Mar 2017