CHITRAL: A twenty year old girl has committed suicide by throwing herself into the river at Shogram, upper Chitral. Body has not been retrieved till filing of the report. Few days earlier a couple was found murdered in Lot Oveer upper Chitral, presumably in the name of honour killing. suspects have since been arrested and investigation is in progress in the later case.
Chitral News Briefs
CHITRAL: After announcement by the Saudi government that there would be no facility for intending Hajis from outside the country, there is a gloom on the faces of keen would be Hajis in Chitral who were hopeful that the restriction would be lifted before the current year’s Haj. Even in Saudi Arabia, Haj has been restricted to pilgrims below 65 years age. According to estimates, Saudi Arabia would loose around 4 billion dollars in Haj revenue this year. The large number of Haj facilitators in Pakistan would also be the big losers this year.
CHITRAL: A young engineer belonging to Terich upper Chitral working in Saudi Arabia has lost his fight against the COVID-19 virus. Engineer Khalid Mehmood was a well known and hard working entrepreneur with high ambitions. He was also an appointment holder in the Divisional setup of PTI, when in Pakistan.
CHITRAL: Nadir Nazar , son of Muhammad Akbar from Yarkhun, Upper Chitral has qualified the Central superior Service final exam and has been absorbed in the Information department.
CHITRAL: Infected areas in Booni, Reshun and Kuragh in upper Chitral have been sealed in connection with smart lockdown. Upper Chitral has 50 reported positive cases of the virus.
Meanwhile an 80 year old woman belonging to Garam Chashma has passed away due to Coronavirus at the DHQ Hospital Chitral. In lower Chitral out of the 931 tests carried out, 82 cases were reported positive out of which 43 have recovered while 34 are in isolation wards.
CHITRAL: Elections to office bearers of both district bars of District Lower Chitral and District upper Chitral were held. As a result Advocate Niaz A Niazi was elected president for lower Chitral while PTI backed lawyers boycotted the polls demanding accountability before elections. Earlier their nominee Advocate Mukhtar Ali Shah Advocate was elected general secretary unopposed. Others elected include Sharif Nawaz Finance secretary and Farid Ahmad general secretary.
Similarly in District upper Chitral the sitting cabinet was retained for the coming year i.e Advocate Ghulam Mustafa president, Muhammad Nawab vice president, Mumtaz Ali Qazi Advocate general secretary and Waqas Ahmad Advocate finance secretary.
CHITRAL: The Chief Minister emphasized in a meeting of NHA and other concerned officials regarding the Swat motorway work progress that that phase one of the project should be completed in any case by end August 2020. This means the road going to Chitral would be further shortened by at least 30 minutes besides having a clean road through the Malakand hills and tunnels upto Chakdara. The project which was supposed to be completed end of last year got delayed due to various reasons including corona this year but now it is expected to be completed by end August., hopefully.
CHITRAL: One person working in the fields was reportedly murdered in the village of Kotagal Arandu near the Afghan border. His ox with which he was ploughing the field also succumbed to the bullet fire. In another incident, a person died as a result of an accident between a car and a motorbike at Khairabad near upper Drosh.
Meanwhile it has been reported that eight more persons have been tested positive for the Corona virus in upper Chitral. Seven of them belonged to down districts.
CHITRAL: The Deputy Commissioner lower Chitral has imposed Sec 144 in the district and wearing of face masks has become mandatory from 09 June 2020 for one month. The administrative measure which applies to any one visiting a public place including offices, banks, hospitals, markets, public transport Addas, riding in public transport etc. Meanwhile a second case of death due to COVID-119 has been recorded in Chitral where a person belonging to Faizabad Hone Chitral town succumbed to the virus while under treatment in Peshawar, whose body was brought to Chitral and buried under the COVID protocol.
CHITRAL: Falak Naz a PTI lady activist originally belonging to Chitral has been appointed as General Secretary of Regional Working Committee of Insaf Womens Wing Malakand Region. Similarly another lady activist Taqdira Khan Razakhel also belonging to Chitral has been appointed Finance Secretary in the same setup.