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 >>
- 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 >>
- Milestone: First electric-powered bus introduced in Karachi Representational image of an electric bus. Photo:File. KARACHI: The Sindh government on Tuesday introduced the first-ever electric bus in Karachi. The inauguration of the bus was done by the Sindh Transport Minister,… Read Further >>
- The cost of pomp THE sound of a fighter jet flying overhead is unforgettable, not to mention the pride one feels for the defenders of one’s country. For decades, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has been… Read Further >>
- Provision of cheap electricity: The definite path to Chitral’s progress CHITRAL: Using the abundant waterpower to provide affordable electricity to the people of Chitral is the most feasible and viable method of putting Chitral on the path to progress. Noe only would… Read Further >>
- Bill Gates is thinking about dimming the sun .. by Caroline Delbert Bill Gates, who recently suggested the world should eat 100 percent synthetic beef and said bitcoin is bad for the planet, has set his sights on a new foe: the sun.… Read Further >>
- PIA Islamabad-Swat service, an abort after takeoff in the making CHITRAL: PIA has announced starting air service between Islamabad and Swat. Swat is at a time distance of two and half hours from Islamabad by road. Looking at the practicability of the… Read Further >>
- Pakistan and India should not waste this golden opportunity CHITRAL: Pakistan's Army Chief and the defacto driver of this country has made a very positive policy statement, asking India to bury the hatchet and start a new era of peace in… Read Further >>
- Bangladesh ahead of Pakistan in every aspect CHITRAL: Bangladesh was once a part of Pakistan as East Pakistan. Our leaders always considered it a liability. They would publicly claim that we (West Pakistan) had to pay for their subsistence.… Read Further >>
- Lowari tunnel torture continues unabated CHITRAL: Despite requests and protests by Chitralis to do away with holding up vehicles at the Lowari tunnel for unspecified periods (sometimes from 15 to 30 minutes) while at other times for… Read Further >>
- KP govt to build hydro-electric “mining farms” for cryptocurrencies .. by Ahsan Gardezi As accorded under the newly formed Crypto Advisory Committee, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is now planning to set up two hydroelectric-powered “mining farms” to exploit the global… Read Further >>
- Whom can we call corrupt? CHITRAL: At one stage during the last four decades of Pakistan's history, financial corruption had become so common in the government institutions that it almost became an acknowledged norm and was useless… Read Further >>
- Poor infrastructure a bane for Chitral tourism For the last many years the PTI government has been working on the task of promotion of tourism in KPK but when we look at the list we find at a poor… Read Further >>
- New; A device that generates electricity out of thin air by.. Arjun Walia A new study published in Nature entitled “Power generation from ambient humidity using protein nanowires” has discovered an interesting way to harvest energy from the environment, creating the potential for another clean power… Read Further >>
- Chitralis resent delay in payment of their rightful dues by govt CHITRAL: Whether it is payment after acquisition of private land, payment of dues to contractors, or payment of hotel bills, there is a marked reluctance and inordinate delay in payment of such… Read Further >>
- Gas vs Electricity: Which is better for Chitral CHITRAL: A debate has been stirred up in Chitral whether we should have LNG gas plants or use electricity to mitigate our energy problems. Following are some points of comparison between the… Read Further >>
- ‘Women emancipation’ experiment at high gear in Chitral CHITRAL: Just a few years back it was unthinkable that women would come out in the bazars of Chitral to do their shopping, even when accompanied by their male family members. Now,… Read Further >>
- New PIA schedule says two weekly flights to Chitral instead of four CHITRAL: About two weeks back, PIA had announced four weekly flights from Islamabad to Chitral starting 03 March. However, even before commencement of the announced flights, now a new schedule has been… Read Further >>
- Transparent use of road maintenance funds in Chitral demanded CHITRAL: The government contractors have demanded transparency in the utilisation of the annual maintenance and repair (AM&R) funds for roads in Chitral region by the communication and works department and for irrigation… Read Further >>