CHITRAL NEWS & VIEWS
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Glimpse of Chitral Valley
Chitral is the farthest North district of Pakistan. Now it has been bifurcated into two districts namely Upper and Lower Chitral. Historically it has been a sovereign territory since early history. Buddhist , Khows, Kalash and Muslims ruled chitral news valley in different intervals.
The last rulers were the Katooray tribe whose members still enjoy high positions in Chitral. The two main sects of Muslims in Chitral valley Are Sunni Muslims 70 percent and Ismailia Muslims 30 percent.
Chitral is home to the ancient Kalash tribe which makes it a great tourist attraction. It also homes Pakistan’s longest road tunnel namely Lowari Tunnel (8.5 Km). Magnificent mountains with a Terichmir peak beautiful, peaceful, and tourist-friendly people also with 6th highest peak in the world.
Chitral was always devoid of adequate communication facilities. During WW II, the ruler employed a ‘specialist’ to listen to BBC News on the only radio which belonged to the ruler and translates news about the war. I launched CHITRAL NEWS in 1993 first as a weekly Urdu newspaper named ‘Hindukush Chitral’.
In 2003 when the internet became available I transferred the paper to an online mode after renaming it as CHITRAL-NEWS. It stand out as the pioneer of honest and bold journalism in Chitral and has shown the way to many other online publications.
Published online and updated multiple times a day- CHITRAL NEWS
It is the only publication from Chitral syndicated by Google for reporting news on Chitral. Chitral News also enjoys a high page ranking of 5 on Google page rank which depicts the high quality of its readers. It has a decent presence on Facebook with over 4000 likes.
- Chitral News Briefs This page lists brief news regarding Chitral without going into the details of the news. It is essentially the crux or the takeaway from news. Read Further >>
- Remembering Prince Philip .. by Dr Mir Baiz Khan Today, as the late Prince Philip is laid to rest, it brings to an end his long life, spanning almost a century. During his life time,… Read Further >>
- PIA’s Ex Deputy Chief Engineer Makes Shocking Revelations About Havelian ATR Crash .. by Darakhshan Anjum The findings of the initial report of the 2016 plane crash in Havelian have been challenged in the Sindh High Court (SHC) According to the details, the former… Read Further >>
- Elite privilege consumes $17.4bn of Pakistan’s economy: UNDP .. by Asad Hashim Islamabad, Pakistan – Economic privileges accorded to Pakistan’s elite groups, including the corporate sector, feudal landlords, the political class and the country’s powerful military, add up to an estimated… Read Further >>
- Govt should fulfill religious obligations during Ramazan CHITRAL: While eating and drinking from dawn to dusk is prohibited for normal healthy Muslims, during Ramazan, there are also some exemptions from fasting granted to certain category of people. Travellers, sick… Read Further >>
- Heritage trails of Chitral .. by Prof. R.K. Baig Geographically Chitral has been hemmed in by lofty mountains and its northern border is completely blocked by over 6000m peaks with hanging glaciers that make any kind… Read Further >>
- Please watch this video clip before entering Ramazan CHITRAL: Muslims are ready to enter the holy month of Ramazan in a few days. While all the fervour and importance is given to the physiological aspect of the month, no heed… Read Further >>
- Ridiculous to criminalise criticism, says Fawad Chaudhry Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has opposed the introduction of new laws to quell criticism. — DawnNewsTV/File Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday said it was an… Read Further >>
- What if the world had shifted to clean energy much earlier! CHITRAL: For almost over a century consuming fossil fuels has generated most of the energy required to propel our cars, power our businesses, and keep the lights on in our homes. Even… Read Further >>
- Uplifting the poor? .. by Naeem Sadiq It is noble and inspiring for Pakistan to speak of the ideals of the state of Medina and to champion the cause of the people of Kashmir. However,… Read Further >>
- Throwing caution to the wind in Chitral .. by Islamuddin Starting from a small town fish market in China, corona virus has taken the entire humanity into its grip. Unfortunately in Pakistan the threat of the virus has yet… Read Further >>
- Rs 275 billion for GB, not even peanuts for Chitral CHITRAL: The Prime minister and Chief of Army Staff were scheduled to visit Gilgit on 05 April, but could not make it due to inclement weather. As per announcement an uplift package… Read Further >>
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- Asking for Zakat/donations surges in past few years CHITRAL: Asking for Zakat or a donation for some benevolent activity was not so common a few years back, and could be compared to a sweet dish after a meal, but of… Read Further >>
- Scientists connect human brain to computer wirelessly .. by Anthony Cuthbertson The first wireless commands to a computer have been demonstrated in a breakthrough for people with paralysis. The system is able to transmit brain signals at “single-neuron resolution… Read Further >>
- A life’s journey on two wheels .. Shazia Mehboob Islamabad: Frail health means most octogenarians depend on others younger than them to move around and participate in day-to-day life. Not so for Swat’s Baba Abdul Qayyum. Not… Read Further >>
- Eviction from Kaghlasht land protested CHITRAL: The administration of Upper Chitral district on Thursday evicted the people of Booni town from the land owned by the state in Kagh Lusht plateau and demolished water tanks put up… Read Further >>
- Does 97pc of the land in Chitral belong to the govt? .. by Barrister Asad ul Mulk Land settlement in the districts of Upper and Lower Chitral, the total area of which cumulatively stands at around 14,850 square kilometers, is in its final… Read Further >>
- Stray dogs need kindness, not poison CHITRAL: When stray dogs roaming the bazars and village roads outgrow a certain number and considered as become a nuisance for the human beings around, demand for their extermination rises and the… Read Further >>