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 >>
- Female football star training girls in Chitral Reuters Updated 22 Oct 2020 Footballer Karishma Ali (in black). KARACHI: Running a football club for girls from poor families in a remote, mountainous area of Pakistan is hard enough at the… Read Further >>
- A young girl’s compassion for mistreated chickens Hello everybody and my topic of writing is about the treatment meted out to poor chicken. I know a lot of people like eating chicken, as a matter of fact, even I… Read Further >>
- Still Seeking Salvation .. by Tariq Khan HI(M) Pakistan is a relatively new country, but soon after its inception it had already begun to lose its true direction and purpose. It is now commonly misbelieved… Read Further >>
- National Park Recently Prime Minister Imran Khan Inaugurated Protected Areas initiative. Under this program there are 15 national parks including Handarap Shandur national park in GB. I wonder what this name stands for ?… Read Further >>
- Solar power is “the new king of electricity” .. by Geoff Colvin The International Energy Agency today declared solar photovoltaic power “the new king of electricity,” stating in its annual World Energy Outlook that “solar PV is consistently cheaper than new coal-… Read Further >>
- KP govt to construct international cricket stadium in Kalam while Chitral cries for basic roads CHITRAL: The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided to construct a cricket stadium in remote Kalam valley of Swat district at a cost of Rs 607 million. Ridiculous as it seems, when… Read Further >>
- PM’s advisor echoes what CN had predicted about establishment of gas plants in Chitral CHITRAL: PM's advisor on Environment and Climate change Malik Amin Aslam has during his visit to Chitral said the gas plants project in Chitral was aimed at selling LPG gas more than… Read Further >>
- Greenhouse farming getting popular in Chitral CHITRAL: Greenhouse farming is bringing about a change in the lives of farmers in the high altitude areas of the Chitral district, where normal growing season is limited to only two months… Read Further >>
- Why in Pakistan do leadership always fail to deliver on promises CHITRAL: It is indeed a pity that since inception of Pakistan, leadership, whether civil or military have failed to deliver on their promises. If we look at history from the time of… Read Further >>
- Chitral hundred years behind rest of the world in road infrastructure: CDF CHITRAL: At a meeting of the newly formed non-political forum namely 'Chitral Development Forum' speakers demanded that the government immediately pay attention towards the pathetic condition of roads and bridges in the… Read Further >>
- Playing ball with Education .. by Islamuddin Standardization of measurements and time began in 1960s with SIs in Paris and GMT in London and since then both have become globalized including in Pakistan. But standardization of… Read Further >>
- Controversy emerges after Sultan Golden’s Nikah with ‘minor girl’ .. by Zahiruddin CHITRAL: Renowned car and motorcycle stuntman Sultan Mohammad Golden is these days at the centre of a controversy and also engaged in a legal battle here after he married… Read Further >>
- She made history by playing football. Now she’s changing lives By Aimee Lewis, CNN Karishma Ali first started playing football competitively when she attended a school in Islamabad as a teenager. (CNN)In a remote village in Pakistan's Chitral Valley, about 1500 meters… Read Further >>
- KP govt to impose Rs 20000 fine on tourists for littering .. by Haroon Hayder Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has decided to impose a Rs. 20,000 fine on tourists for littering the scenic Kalam and Kumrat valleys. In this regard, the provincial government… Read Further >>
- Tribal politics vs religious politics vs party politics CHITRAL: There is much ado about a meeting of the Ayubia clan held in Chitral recently over the land settlement issue. Mustering of tribesmen and relatives in time of need is an… Read Further >>
- Non-issues .. by Dr Farrukh Saleem Who met whom, when and where? Who invited whom? What did they talk about? Did they talk about Maryam Nawaz? Will Mian Nawaz Sharif come back? Can… Read Further >>
- Protesting/approaching courts has become a norm even to get basic rights in Pakistan CHITRAL: The recent protest movement launched in Chitral to attract attention of the government towards routine matters like repair of roads, provision of electricity and water or other such matters is an… Read Further >>
- GB mountaineers set to challenge Terich Mir peak CHITRAL: A group of fifteen mountaineers from Gilgit Baltistan have set off to conquer the Terich Mir peak in northern Chitral. Terich Mir mountain at 25289 ft is the highest mountain in… Read Further >>