CHITRAL: Prominent figure of Chitral town, Haji Anwar Ahmad of Mustajapandeh passed away due to Cardiac arrest at age 73. He was the father of Mansoor Ahmad (Naib Sub), Abrar Ahmad (SHO), Hussain Ahmad, Aftab Ahmad and Nisar Ahmad.
CHITRAL: Two young girls age 11 and 9 drowned in the river at Drosh while playing at the bank of the river. The girls belonged to a family from Bajaur who were visiting their relatives in Drosh.
CHITRAL: Sadiq Ameen a prominent trader and social worker belonging to Chitral, residing in Peshawar breathed his last in a Peshawar hospital. He remained president of the Chitrali bazar in Peshawar.
CHITRAL: A letter from the British Royal family on behalf of the Duke and Dutches of Cambridge Prince Harry and Princess Kate, to the Deputy Commissioner Lower Chitral Naveed Ahmad by name, was received at Chitral. The royal couple visited Chitral last October and were very pleased with their visit to the Kalash valley and Boroghil heights of lower and upper Chitral Districts.
At least five pilots of the national flag carrier PIA turned out to be without matriculation certificates, a report prepared by the Civil Aviation Authority revealed.
A report of CAA regarding the verification of PIA pilots? degrees revealed that at least five pilots working for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) do not even hold a matriculation certificate.
The report was submitted to the Supreme Court by the Authority during the hearing of a suo motu case regarding fake degrees of PIA pilots.
The case was heard by a two-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar at the Lahore registry of the apex court.
The report said that degrees of seven pilots were found to be fake, while five pilots had not even passed matriculation examination.
The judge remarked that people?s lives were put at stake. ?A person with a qualification less than matric is not even authorized to drive a bus, here planes are being flown by pilots who are not even matric pass,? Justice Ijaz Ahsan remarked.
The representative of PIA informed the bench that the administration of the national flag carrier has sacked 50 pilots, who failed to provide their academic credentials.
The Supreme Court ordered the concerned authorities to complete the process of degree verification and submit a final report on the matter within two days.
Earlier, during the verification process of the certificates of Pakistan International Airlines? (PIA) employees, it was revealed?that 20 air hostesses and stewards of the national flag carrier hold fake matriculation certificates.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said that the educational credentials of these employees lack credence.
The CAA had earlier sent the certificates to different educational boards of the country for verification. All the boards confirmed that more than 20 crew members have fake degrees. Following the disclosure, the aviation industry?s regulator asked PIA to fire all staff members with fake certificates. The national flag carrier has initiated action against them in this regard.
Earlier this month, PIA informed the Supreme Court that at least 12 pilots and 73 crew members had fake degrees. .. Source
CHITRAL: The Lowari tunnel approach road which had been blocked for the last four days has been opened for light traffic according to a handout of the District administration. The traffic is controlled as one way traffic due to excessive snow on the road. The handout advises travelers to exercise extreme caution, use snow chains on tires and follow the guidance of the police at the troubled location.
CHITRAL: Haji Shahzada Jan son of late Haji Harir Jan of Shiaqoteq passed away due to cardiac arrest at age 45. He was a prominent trader of Chitral. Bereaved family members include Amjad Harir, Fardad Hussain, Najam, Haji Wazir Jan, Ilyas Ahmad, Zubair Ahmad etc.
rCHITRAL: Zahiruddin sitting president of Chitral press club and correspondent of Dawn newspaper was nanimously elected president for the coming year. Other office bearers include Saifur Rahman Aziz SVP, Mian Asif Ali Shah Kakakhel VP, Abdul Ghafar Gen Secy, Noor Afzal Finance Secy and Syed Nazir Hussain Shah, office Secy.
CHITRAL: Chitral town is undergoing unannounced 5 hour loadshedding every day, despite the fact that the Golen Hydel power in Chitral is producing 107 Mw of electricity which is exported out of the district. The local residents term it as a conspiracy against the government and it is the government which is responsible for good governance and management of it’s machinery.