01 Dec 2020: Fazle Khaliq Sub inspector has been appointed SHO at the busy Karachi Company Police Station Islamabad. He belongs to Raeen Torkhow upper Chitral and is a post graduate in political science. Appointing young educated officers to key positions is a good change in police administrative affairs.
29 Nov 2020: Syed Farid Jan Advocate has won the Chitral seat of the KPK bar council by securing 721 votes against 640 secured by Abdul Wali Khan Advocate.
24 Nov 2020: Garam Chashma residents rejoice installation of a first ATM machine at local HBL branch. While ATM is a basic requirement of any Bank branch now, it’s installation at a branch is cosidered an achievement and a cause of great jubillation in Chitral.
24 Nov 2020: Haji Qamaruddin of Shot Jughoor Chitral town passed away after a protacted illness. He was the elder brother of Israruddin Advocate.
24 Nov 2020: Prof Karimullah belonging to Verkhop Torkhow, upper Chitral has taken over as Principal Degree College Chitral. In a rare coincidence, he is the second principal of the college with the same name. His namesake, Prof Karimullah of Goldur Chitral town was the founding principal of the college in early 70s.
21 Nov 2020: Mother of Raja Fazal e Khaliq of Chuinj Mastuj, Provincial Secretary Food, Gigit Baltistan has passed away.
21 Nov 2020: Sikandar Khan, brother of Zafar Ahmad ex MPA Ruji Garam Chashma has passed away.
21 Nov 2020: Imran Khan belonging to Shotkhar Torkhow, a PSP police officer has been promoted to grade 18 in the rank of an SP.
16 Nov 2020: A female student of Government Girls Degree College Chitral has committed suicide in her home village Brooke laspur after hearing the news that she has failed in her BS exams conducted by the University of Chitral. A cousin of the girl himself a lecturer at the langland’s College accused the University of conducting flawed exams.
15 Nov 2020: Chitral town has recieved it’s first snowfall of the season which means the upper parts and valleys have also recieved substantial snowfall. The weather is expected to clear by tommorow (Monday) and remain clear for few days. Early snowfall has been welcomed by the people as dry weather was causing respiratory and other health problems.
13 Nov 2020: Altaf ali Shah of Balach Chitral has been promoted to the rank of DFO Wild Life Division Chitral.
12 Nov 2020: Deputy Commissioner Lower Chitral Naveed Ahmad has been posted out and Hasan Abid has been posted in as the new DC Lower Chitral.
09 Nov 2020: Dr Faiz ul Mulk Jilanee MS District hospital Booni has retired after serving for 31 years in the health department. He was honoured with a farewell party in Booni.
06 Nov 2020: One person namely Abid Ahmad of Singur village Chitral town lost his life and his co-rider Musawar Ahmad was seriously injured when their Motorbike collided with a toyata jeep at Singur. The driver of the jeep has since been arrested.
06 Nov 2020: Fazal ur Rahman, a prominent social worker and ex Naib nazim Ayun, more known for his active role in fight against timber mafia, passed away due to kidney failure.
05 Nov 2020: Engr Sardar Ayub has retired from the AKRSP after serving the institution for thirty six years. He was honored with a grand farewell party at Gilgit Serena Hotel.
04 Nov 2020: Govt Degree College Chitral has beeen sealed for eight days after fourteen students were detected carrying the Corona virus. The cases of the virus positive have increased many fold in the past few days particularly in upper Chitral district where 74 cases have been reported.
04 Nov 2020: Dr Fayaz Ali Roomi took over the additional charge of DHO upper Chitral. He is already working as coordinator EPI.
04 Nov 2020: Four Chitrali youth including one female have cleared the written exams of the prestigious CSS cader. Incidently all the four belong to District Upper Chitral. The successful four are Shazia Ishaq from Junali Koch Booni, Salimullah from Kosht Mulkhow, Imranul Haq from Istaru Torkhow and Majeedullah from Oveer Mulkhow.
30 Oct 2020: Beside the DHQ hospital, private hospital ‘Shifa diagnostic center and general hospital Chiral town’, has been registered and authorised to offer health care facilities using Insaf Sehat Cards.
28 Oct 2020: Civil society activists under the banner of the CDM (Chitral Development Movement) greeted the SAPM Zulfi Bukhari on arival at Chitral with demand for construction of basic roads which are either missing or n a pathetic state. The SAPM assured the activists that he would forward their concerns and demands to the concerned quarters for priority action on them.
28 Oct 2020: Provincial president PPP KPK, Engr Humayun Khan along with other leaders addressed workers convention at Booni and Chitral. He said PPP has stood by his principles and would work for the welfare of the poor. He said workers from Chitral would participate in PDM public nmeeting at Peshawar on 22 November.
12 Oct 2020: Akhunzada Rehmatullah has been elected Amir Jamat Islami lower Chitral, while Molana Javed Hussain has been elected Amir Jamat Islami upper Chitral, according to the results of voting announced by the provincial headquarters of the party.
09 Oct 2020: Child Protection Court Peshawar has ordered the arrest of three Chitrali Qaris namely Faizur Rahman, Iqrarullah and Hafiz Zafar accused of sexually molesting a nine year old boy who is a student in the Madrassa of one of the Qaris. The accused confessing the crime have have pleaded that it was not rape but the boy had consented to the act.
08 Oct 2020: Collector customs KP Khalil Yousafzai, Supdt Tanveer Ahmad and other officials visited the Arandu border. He was invited by Coordinator Federation of Commerce and Industry Sartaj Ahmad Khan. President Chitral Chamber of Commerce Haji Sultan Muhammad was also present.
05 Oct 2020: Strong voice against governmentisation of river beds and pastures etc hitherto belonging to individuals, has been raised in Chitral. First, an All parties meeting condemned the act and demanded a two year delay in finalization of the land settlement process until the lacunae are removed. Following this move, a meeting of elders of Ayubia clan was held in Dolomuts in which an appeal was made to all the people of Chitral to stand up against the arbitrary decision. President of the meeting Shahzada Iftikharuddin former MNA, said nowhere in Malakand division is this law applied and only Chitral is being discriminated against. He said there cannot be two different laws in Pakistan and same law should apply to every area equally.
02 Oct 2020: ‘Yuk na shud teen shud’. A young married woman from village Mustajapandeh village of Chitral town has given birth to triplets, at a Peshawar hospital. The babies, a male and two female were delivered in the natural way without any operation.. The mother and the new born are in good health.
01 Oct 2020: Two persons lost their lives while another three were injured including one critically injured as a result of vehicle plunging into the ravine in Kalash valley. The accident has been caused due to poor condition of the road and absence of a protective wall.
01 Oct 2020: As a result of Chitral Chamber of Commerce elections, Haji Sultan Muhammad has been elected president, Liaqat Ali Khan, senior vice president and Sadar Qazafi general secretary. Haji Eidul Hussain has been designated as trade ambassador.
29 Sep 2020: Wife of Maj (r) Ahmad Saeed former president PPP Chitral, and mother of Qazi Sajad Ahmad Advocate, has passed away in Chitral, after a protracted illness .
28 Sep 2020: Good news for travelers to Chitral. The Swat motorway pending work is complete and the motorway will be functional in it’s complete form on 30 Sep 2020. i.e after two days.
26 Sep 2020: Yet another women ended her life by jumping into the river at Bokhtuli village, lower Chitral. This brings the number to three of young women committing suicide in five days.
26 Sep 2020: Within a short span of three days a second female has ended her life by throwing herself into the river in Charun, upper Chitral. Reasons are being investigated.
25 Sep 2020: A married woman jumped from the Orghoch bridge in lower Chitral into the river to end her life, apparently in a case of suicide, as reported. Her body had not been retrieved till filing of this report.
24 Sep 2020: AC lower Chitral has been transferred and posted as ADC lower Chitral (relief and human rights) and Lady beaurocrat Tania Rasheed has been posted as AC lower Chitral. Similarly AC upper Chitral Riaz Khan has been posted out and Saqlain Saleem will replace him as AC upper Chitral.
21 Sep 2020: Saima Bint-e-Saif D/O Major Dr. Saif Ul Islam (Retd) successfully passed her Ph.D Viva-voce exam by defending her thesis in Clinical Psychology at UOK. She is the youngest female Ph.D from Chitral. (28 years), readers may confirm) “One of the best Viva I have ever taken” were the remarks given by the external examiner which is again matter of pride for Chitral.
17 Sep 2020: As expected, the “Khatme Nabuat conference” called for in Chitral on 17 Sep by JUI, turned out to be an anti government public meeting where nothing was mentioned about “Khatme Nabuat” and only, anti government tirade was displayed. The Chief of JUI Molana Fazlur Rehman lashed out at PM Imran Khan and left no stone unturned to debase him and his government in every way he could, forgetting that people had gathered in honour of the ‘Khatme Nabuat’ slogan and not for hearing political mudslinging.
06 Sep 2020: Six year old twin sons of Sher Juwan were buried when a landslide hit their house in Yarkhun village. The landslide was caused by a breach in the water channel running on the slope above their house.
28 Aug 2020: The Boroghil festival which was scheduled to be held on 5th September has now been postponed due to the floods and damage to roads in the area. The new date for the event has been given as 12 and 13 September.
26 Aug 2020: Rumboor valley of the Kalash inhabitants received flash floods damaging many houses and crops. Japanese turned Kalash lady Akiko Wada living in the valley and married to a Kalash, has posted damage to her house and another guest house, on the social media.
26 Aug 2020: A 24 year old man stabbed to death his 22 year old brother in Sueer village of Drosh. The cause was domestic dispute as reported by the father of the two men.
23 Aug 2020: Syed Ghufran Shah father of senior journalist Zulfiqar Ali Shah passed away in Charun . Bereaved family includes Syed Manzoor Ali Shah, Fatah Ali Shah, Abdul Wahab, Syed Abdul Nasir, Dr Yousuf Haroon, Shah Mansoor, Syed Fida Hasan Shah, Syed Mazhar Ali Shah, Syed Jawad Hasan ShahRahmat Ghazi, Syed, Seedullah Jan, Saifullah Jan, Syed Ahmad Ali, Sajjad Hussain etc.
20 Aug 2020: Commissioner Malakand division has issued special instructions to complete Lowari Tunnel approach roads by end Nov 2020. Keeping the past performance of work on the Lowari in view it would be a surprise if the approach roads are completed by Nov 2021 also. Absence of accountability is the major, rather the only reason for failures to follow such ‘special’ instructions and meet deadlines.
20 Aug 2020: Prominent personality of Bumburet, Ghulam Nabi passed away after brief illness.. Bereaved family includes Shakeel Ahmad, Sohail Ahmad, Ashfaque Ahmad, Zahoor Ahmad, Ms Taqdira Khan Razakhel, beside others.
19 Aug 2020: Temperature fell for the better in Chitral town after many days of sizzling heat. Rains along with flash floods have been reported at various places including Bumburet, the tourist hot spot these days.
19 Aug 2020: Momin Shah, father of former provincial minister Saleem Khan, passed away at the age of 80. He will be laid to rest in Kandujal Garm Chashma on 20 Aug.
17 Aug 2020: A 19 year old young man Bashir Ahmed originally belonging to Shishi Koh ended his life by jumping into the river at Koghuzi. His brother is an employee of WAPDA at Koghuzi, because of which he was there since a long time.
15 Aug 2020: Shahzada Iftikharuddin former MNA and proprietor of Terichmir View Hotel has expressed regrets and deep condolences on the loss of precious lives and injuries due to an accident at his Hotel. He said the unfortunate accident has emotionally devastated him and his family and our hearts are all out with the victims and their families. He said he would visit Qasur to offer condolence to the bereaved families. He thanked the administration and all those who were of help during the catastrophic situation. He said Quran Khwani for the departed souls would be held by the Hotel management.
11 Aug 2020: PIA has decided to resume two weekly flights on the Islamabad-Chitral route from 16 Aug. The flights will operate on Friday and Sunday.The present fare is Rs 5900/- one way, according to the PIA manager in Chitral. However PIA fares fluctuate violently without any prior notification. The sustainability of these flights in the long run will depend on the seat occupancy.
08 Aug 2020: Hindukush Express, the luxury bus service between Islamabad and Chitral will commence operations from 12 August 2020 after the Covid-19 break. Contact Phone numbers are: 03355700800, 03005557737, 03449700113
08 Aug 2020: Mother of Prof Muhsin ul Mulk Siddiqui and an eight year old child Basharat succumbed to injuries from an LPG cylinder blast at their home in Jughoor. Two others injured are under treatment in a Peshawar hospital while another less injured was discharged from Chitral hospital after treatment.
06 Aug 2020: DPO Chitral (lower) has written a letter to DC Chitral lower to send arrested drug paddlers to DI Khan jail so that it serves a lesson for others to refrain from drug pushing. This shows the seriousness of the police to combat the drug menace in Chitral.
05 Aug 2020: A man from Arandu has been arrested in connection with the report of of dozens of goats being snatched from a shepherd in Bumburet a week ago. The man was trying to sell the goat in cattle market in Drosh. Usually such cases are attributed to intruders from Afghanistan and the case is closed, but now it was found that the culprit was our own very Pakistani.
04 Aug 2020: Rural Health Center Ayun has been locked down till further notice after eight persons including six members of staff were reported infected with the Corona virus. More tests are in progress.
03 Aug 2020: A large number of intending tourists were turned back from the Lowari tunnel in pursuance of the KP govt decision of keeping tourism at hold during the Eid holidays. The district administration Chitral put the figure at 15000.
03 Aug 2020: A man stabbed his elder brother to death over a petty domestic quarrel in village Maroi. The elder brother who was unmarried had complained about the younger brother’s child bed wetting, after which the unfortunate incident occurred.
02 Aug 2020: Coronavirus SOPs were openly flouted at each and every Eid congregation in Chitral, like they are in mosques everyday. Prayer congregation leaders did not mention anything about precautionary measures. Some salient points of the Eid sermons were, importance of donating hides to seminary students and importance of ‘purdah’. It may be mentioned here that Coronavirus cases are silently increasing in Chitral with most cases going unreported.
01 Aug 2020: Covid-19 cases are increasing in Chitral. Many deaths in the recent past have been attributed to the virus although the victims did not report their sickness. Some doctors and prominent people are said to be in self quarantine after the attack of the virus. The positive thing is that fatalities are less compared to those recovering from the virus.
29 July 2020: Spurious and health injurious chips and snacks continue to flow in Chitral in large numbers. School children are addicted to these ‘snacks’ and the health of our future generation is being degraded by these fake and chemical laden snacks. The Administration should take steps to stop the trucks loaded with this stuff at check posts. Also shops should be warned not to sell them and defaulters punished severely.
24 July 2020 : Muhammad Yasser s/o Muhammad Yaqub, a student of Govt Centennial Model School Chitral has obtained 991 marks and has come first among all the students of government schools of the two districts
24 July 20 : The KPK government had decided to install a 14 km cable car facility between Kumrat (upper Dir) and Madaklash (lower Chitral). The facility if materialized could be a game changer for tourism in the area as both Kumrat and Madaklasht are the most scenic valleys in the region. However there is many a slip between the cup and the lip, as experience tells, but no harm hoping for the best.
23 July 20 : Brother refutes news of younger brothers suicide. Khosh Jahan of Mroi Pain said his brother had fallen off a cliff accidentally and not committed suicide. He said his brother had no financial problem. The source of the news has enmity with our family and gave out wrong information regarding the death of my brother, he said.
22 July 20 : Shahzada Nizamuddin of Kalkatak has passed away after a brief illness. He was laid to rest in Kalkatak. The bereaved family includes Shahzada Dawood Nizamuddin, Shahzada Faisal Nizamudin (sons), a daughter, Shahzada Mohiuddin ex MNA, Shahzada Chiraghuddin, Shahzada Dr Bakhtiaruddin, Shahzada Sariruddin (brothers) Shahzada Iftikharuddin ex MNA, Shahzada Khalid Pervez, Shazada Sohail (nephews) besides other family members
22 July 20 : A young jobless man Rahmat Jahan of Mroi village lower Chitral, a father of four children ended his life by jumping off a cliff. Information gathered from his neighbours revealed that he was jobless and under tension regarding meeting the coming Eid expenses.
22 July 20 : Babu Mir Haider of Balach, Chitral town has passed away. Bereaved family includes Wasim Haider (son), Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Iftikhar Ali Shah, Mumtaz Ali Shah, Dr Imtiaz Ali Shah, Muhammad Zahir Shah, Imran Hussain, Javed Ahmad, besides other family members
22 July 20 : A centenarian Aziz Abdul Aleem (age 103) has recovered from Covid -19 after being treated at the Aga Khan Health emergency response centre at Booni.
21 July 20 : Assistant Commissioner HQ Lower Chitral Abdul Wali Khan has been tested positive for Covid-19. He has led from the front since March 2020 and has gotten infected during his duties. He is under treatment in Peshawar. This was stated in a FB post by Deputy Commissioner Lower Chitral.
20 July 20 : SBP has warned that fake currency notes of the denomination of Rs 5000, 1000 and 500 have come in the market in large numbers. It warned that AF series of 500, CE series of 1000 and HO series of 5000 denomination notes are fake.
19 July 20 : Coordinator to PM, Ahmad Niazi reached Chitral along with his team. Addressing Doctors and Medical staff at DHQ hospital Chitral, he said he is visiting Chitral on the instructions of the PM to show solidarity with the medical staff for their duties during the Corona pandemic.
18 July 20 : Hundreds of affecties of Golen floods launched a protest demonstration at Mashelik (a place known for never seeing direct sun rays) on the Booni road. Protesters raised slogan against WAPDA authorities for not managing the road and the water channel, well. They said last year floods swept away the road but instead of being realigned and repaired the road was temporarily done with the result it was washed away again this year. Demonstrators lamented on the presence of corruption and absence of accountability in government affairs.
18 July 20 : PTI workers of Rumbur Kalash Valley attended a meeting under the chair of Wazirzada, Special Assistant to the CM. The progress of the valley was discussed and various proposals put up. Wazirzada said he has Rs 100 million for the development of Kalash valleys and he will spend the money with the cooperation and consultation of the Kalash community.