We first met Osama Ahmed Warraich, deputy commissioner Chitral, in his office around 8.30pm on Nov 26, 2015. While talking to us, he continued signing compensation checks for Rs200,000 each for the affectees of the Oct 26 earthquake.
A young DMG officer of 37 Common, Osama graduated from the civil services academy in 2010. He joined the KPK civil service corps as assistant commissioner, Abbotabad. He later went on to serve as ADC Peshawar before getting posted as deputy commissioner Chitral in 2015. Locals in Abbotabad still remember Osama who seemed to idealise his maternal uncle DIG Zulfiqar Cheema (retired) for his bold efforts for removal of massive encroachments along Karakoram Highway.
He used to ask people visiting Chitral to help him rehabilitate the 200-bed Civil Hospital Chitral, built during Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s 1970s government and degenerating ever since. He would reason that it takes more than 15 or even 20 hours for poor patients to reach Peshawar or Islamabad for treatment. His list of basic medical equipment required for the civil hospital sitting on my email is worth no more than 17 million rupees.— Read complete story with pictures from source