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 >>
- Commuters resent ‘winter schedule’ for Lowari Tunnel .. The News CHITRAL: The agony of traveling of the local residents is not yet over as the Lowari Tunnel is not being opened for commuters round-the-clock during winter even years after… Read Further >>
- Huge firewood consumption devastating Chitral’s oak forests CHITRAL: The growing population and the increasing need of heat energy specially during the long winter season of Chitral has already done immeasurable damage to the oak wood forests in southern Chitral.… Read Further >>
- The Opportunity in this Crisis CHITRAL: The country is in a 'democratic' crisis these days. All major political parties have teamed up against the sitting government with the single objective of toppling it. What could be the… Read Further >>
- Upper Chitral residents desperately demanding repair of crucial bridge CHITRAL: Residents of upper Chitral particularly of Torkhow area are desperately protesting to make the government repair the bridge at Istaru which has collapsed and caused great hardship of travel for people… Read Further >>
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- Women’s Participation in Sports .. by Col (r) Ikram Ullah Khan What prompted me to write this post is a one liner beautiful post in Urdu by Mr Fahad Khan Fk loaded with an overriding principal… Read Further >>
- Terrorism evidence and beyond .. by Raza Muhammad Khan LAST month the media published excerpts from Obama’s memoirs but it omitted two of his key statements in those chronicles: that he ‘could not afford to look… Read Further >>
- Japanese wins award for work in Chitral Photo: Fazal Khaliq/The Express Tribune ISLAMABAD: The Japanese government has awarded a Japanese national for promoting mutual understanding between Japan and Pakistan through her work in the remote Kalash valleys of Chitral.… Read Further >>
- New antiviral drug completely suppresses SARS-CoV-2 transmission within 24 hours Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection with a new antiviral drug, MK-4482/EIDD-2801 or Molnupiravir, completely suppresses virus transmission within 24 hours, researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University have discovered.… Read Further >>
- Pakistan can do better with adopting systems needing minimum human intervention CHITRAL: In this age of automation and (almost) artificial intelligence, Pakistan is still stuck up with primitive methods of running government, institutions and businesses. Needless to say that the human reliability index… Read Further >>
- Singapore becomes first country to approve lab-grown meat .. By Amy Woodyatt and Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business London (CNN Business)Singapore has granted San Francisco start-up Eat Just Inc. regulatory approval to sell its laboratory-grown chicken in the city-state -- the world's first… Read Further >>
- UN reclassifies cannabis as a less dangerous drug A United Nations commission voted to remove marijuana for medical use from a list of the most risky narcotics, such as heroin. Tending crops at a marijuana plantation in North Macedonia.Credit...Loulou d'Aki… Read Further >>
- Covid Pfizer vaccine approved for use next week in UK .. By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online IMAGE COPYRIGHTPA MEDIA The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for widespread use. British… Read Further >>
- Close the Zoos: Captive animals feel same way as imprisoned humans [caption id="attachment_21275" align="alignleft" width="339"] Miserable 'Kavan' now being set free[/caption] CHITRAL: Captive animals feel same way as imprisoned humans except that they are in a zoo for no fault of theirs while… Read Further >>
- The aftershocks of blasphemous cartoons in France and a change of heart .. by Col (rtd) Ikram Ullah The aftershocks of the blasphemous statements by French President Emmanuel Macron defending the publication of caricatures of the Holy Prophet (SAW) in a French satirical magazine… Read Further >>
- Chitralis accept partial closure of Lowari tunnel as fait accompli? CHITRAL: The new 'schedule' issued by the NHA notifying the Lowari tunnel closure timings during the day and night has been tacitly accepted by Chitralis as fait accompli. There has been no… Read Further >>
- First doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine has flown to US from Belgium: report .. by Kaelan Deese The first doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine candidate have been flown over to the U.S. from Belgium, a source familiar with United Airlines' COVID Vaccine Readiness Task Team… Read Further >>
- Why Democracy isn’t working https://www.facebook.com/mumtaz.siddiq.645/videos/2876115346046910/ Also watch: Why ‘Meritocracy’ is the logical replacement of Democracy Read Further >>