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 >>
- Telenor service, a headache in Chitral Chitral-- Telenor, the largest mobile telephony service provider in Chitral has also turned out to be the most unreliable. Almost daily, users are complaining of the network getting choked and outages of… Read Further >>
- Problems of Garam Chashma The floods of July 2015 played havoc not only with the lives and properties of people but also washed away basic infrastructure including roads and water supply schemes in every nook and… Read Further >>
- Contractor bullies journalist over reporting poor work Chitral -- The contractor of the protection wall of the bye pass bridge over Chitral gole became furious when this journalist namely Gul Hammad Farooqi tried to take picture of the substandard… Read Further >>
- Jamat Islami holds rally against corruption Chitral -- Jamat e Islami Chitral held a public rally against corruption, which marched through the Chitral bazars and ended up in a public meeting at the PIA Chowk. Amir JI Chitral… Read Further >>
- Chitrali Engineer develops multiligual search engine Read Further >>
- Simple way to improve Pakistan Chitral -- "Pakistan is going down hill" -every one is saying so, but hardly any one comes up with any solution to arrest the downslide. Elections after elections see faces changing in… Read Further >>
- Chitralis want ruthless acountabilty Chitral -- The ongoing issue of corruption in Pakistan and absence of accountability has also affected Chitralis who hitherto indifferent about it, have now started speaking about the matter openly, specially after… Read Further >>
- Chitralis fed with substandard food – Nazim Chitral -- District Nazim Chitral, Haji Maghfirat Shah in a seminar held by Agha Khan Health Services Chitral remarked that adulterated and substandard food was being provided to Chitralis through the market… Read Further >>
- Three Chitrali languages get written form Read Further >>
- What may lie ahead on the political front? Chitral -- Political gossip is at its greenest these days. In Chitral where people have both interest in politics and ample of time at disposal, the future course of action the panama… Read Further >>
- Did someone say ‘VIP culture’ PTI led government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is claiming that it has given up VIP culture but on ground we see that even the Deputy Commissioners have been raised to the status of… Read Further >>
- We will never forget nor forgive you, Mr Bhutto Read Further >>
- Restrictions now on marrying from Chitral Read Further >>
- Chitral faces an uncertain future It was shocking to hear from a prominent Chitrali environmentalist that Chitralis have started migrating out of Chitral to escape the consequences of climate change that has struck Chitral with vengeance over… Read Further >>
- 11 buried under avalanche in susoom Read Further >>
- Urgent needs of Chitral seeking attention Chitral -- If the current spell of rains do not cause more damage to our fragile infrastructure we will consider ourselves lucky. But we will not be able to depend on luck… Read Further >>
- PTI ministers visit Chitral Chitral -- Provincial Law minister Imtiaz Qureshi and minister for housing Dr Amjad Afridi along with a five member entourage including MPA Gul Naseeb Khan visited Chitral in connection with PTI intra… Read Further >>
- Chitrali pilot’s maiden home flight Chitral -- Chitrali PIA pilot Ali UlMulk s/o Shahzada Sikander UlMulk, arrived in Chitral on his maiden flight as a first officer on the ATR aircraft. He was warmly received at the airport by friends… Read Further >>