A realizable dream of Chitralis

Chitral — A dream for Chitralis but fully realizable and achievable in a short time is the availability of abundant and affordable electric power. Hydel Electricity projects are underway in the district, but the crucial question is whether Chitralis would be able to afford enough electric power to cook their food, heat their homes, iron their clothes and have hot baths in winter, within their means.

If anything can change the prima facie fate of Chitralis for the better would be the availability of electricity for all the above essential everyday usages. Providing feeble and in and out electricity to the people and saying it is better than before is a very sick argument similar to saying “remember your condition when there was no Lowari tunnel”. Whether road or electricity both are basic rights of citizens and Chitral being abundant in electricity potential, the dream of Chitralis being fulfilled in this respect is a possible feat. — CN report, 28 Feb 2017

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  1. The dream of Chitralis can be turned to reality provided the power projects are completed within shortest possible period. However, it may not be feasible for domestic use because the cost would not be sustainable particularly in winter season. The natural gas is a blessing. It is cheaper and used for cooking food. The Gas geaser is used for hot water for bath rooms and Gas Heater used for room warming and even ironing clothes. The federal government has taken initiative and signed “TAPI” agreement along with three other countries i.e. Tajikistan, Afghanistan and India. Accordingly, the natural gas will be imported from Tajikistan through pipelines to be laid. The progress is however very slow. We, the Chitralis are in dire need of natural gas for domestic purpose. Therefore, the public representatives both in Parliament and local government are requested to come forward and take up the matter with the concerned quarters to accelerate the progress in this regard.

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