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 >>
- Helping sustain traditional needlework in Chitral valley .. by Sonia Rahman: via Forbes Growing up in Edinburgh, Scotland, as a young Pakistani, designer Adil Iqbal consistently felt driven to connect with his roots. What did the Pakistani identity entail?… Read Further >>
- Micro tunneling: The most most effective way to solve road construction/maintenance problems in mountain areas CHITRAL: Construction and maintenance of roads in Chitral has forever been a problem and even today, with all the latest technology and machinery available, we are still stuck up with primitive methods… Read Further >>
- Poverty alleviation programs- A critique .. by Islamuddin Poverty can be defined as the state of helplessness and there can be many reasons for this but the currents programs poverty is determined on the basis of earning… Read Further >>
- Even Biden mocks Muslims’ conviction on fulfilling promises CHITRAL: When during the recent Presidential election debate Donald Trump said he would fulfill his promise of completing a certain pending task, his rival Joe Biden mockingly said "like InshaAllah". This though… Read Further >>
- K-P to set up economic zone in Chitral PESHAWAR: The provincial government has decided to set up an economic zone in Chitral as part of its efforts to uplift the remote region.Called the ‘Chitral Economic Zone’ it will be spread… Read Further >>
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- Chitrali entrepreneur/Philanthropist announces practical services for uplift of youth. CHITRAL: Chitral's top entrepreneur and philanthropist, a retired Major of the Pakistan Army and senior aviator, Shahzada Siraj ul Mulk has come up with an initiative to practically help the youth of… Read Further >>
- Lowari Tunnel: The most mismanaged tunnel in the world CHITRAL: Without any exaggeration, the 8.2 km Lowari road tunnel, linking the districts of Dir and Chitral in Pakistan, can safely be labelled as the most mismanaged tunnel in the world. Inaugurated… Read Further >>
- ‘Flights to nowhere’ getting popular across the world A Qantas jet flies over Sydney on July 22. (Stephen Coates/Reuters) .. by Antonia Noori Farzan and Adam Taylor With international travel in much of the world still disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, some… Read Further >>
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- Clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine to begin in Pakistan this week Renowned scientist and Chairman of Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Science and Technology, Dr Atta-ur-Rahman said on Sunday that the clinical trials of the proposed COVID-19 vaccine produced by a well-acclaimed international company… Read Further >>
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- ‘G-B to be made province soon’ .. Shabbir Hussain ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to elevate Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) to the status of a full-fledged province with all constitutional rights, including its representation in the Senate and the National… Read Further >>
- Pakistan to witness record-breaking prolonged winter season .. by Haroon Hayder Weather Updates PK, a real-time weather update portal, has predicted a record-breaking prolonged winter season in Pakistan due to La-Nina and other meteorological factors. La-Nina is a complex… Read Further >>
- Hospitality or Hypocrisy: Another aspect of our culture CHITRAL: Among many positive aspects of Chitrali culture, one is that we like guests and are always in a welcome mode for them. Even in hotels, clients are called guests by default… Read Further >>
- Tourists throng Swat and Northern areas excluding Chitral CHITRAL: After the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, people who had been restricted to their houses have started to go out for recreational spots and areas with a zeal almost like vengeance. The… Read Further >>
- Sau-Malik of Gilgit and Chitral and the Mongol War .. by Muhammad Huzaifa Nizam More often than not hidden in the annals of history are instances of smaller nations and kingdoms putting up resistance against vast invading armies. This quality is… Read Further >>
- Reshun steel bridge: Important lesson can be learnt for Chitral [caption id="attachment_20988" align="alignleft" width="255"] Newly built Reshun Steel bridge[/caption] CHITRAL: Only few days after the RCC bridge at Reshun was washed away by a torrential flood, a new steel bridge has been… Read Further >>