Chitral: The cases of motorbike accidents due to overspeeding are increasing by the day. A young man from Kuju lost his life when his overspeeding motorbike collided with a truck at chew bridge. His co rider sustained serious head injuries and has been admitted to the hospital.
Chitral: Irfanuddin, a Provincial Management Service? (PMS) officer hailing from Drosh has been appointed as the first ever Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of the newly created district upper Chitral. .. CN report, 31 May 2019
Chitral: Former General Secretary of Jamiat Ulema Islam and former secretay of Tajjar union Molana Balinas passed away at Broze village of Chitral .. CN report, 27 May 2019
Chitral: A 50 year old divorced woman ended her life by jumping into the river at Torkhow upper Chitral.
Chitral: Foreign tourists from Germany, Greece, Japan and France,? thronged the Kalash valleys of Bumburet, Birir and Rumbur to witness the annual Kalash spring festival Chilm Joshi. The visitors expressed happiness about the new visa on arrival policy of the government for encouraging tourism. The Kalash festival which draws tourists from all over the country and abroad will conclude on 16 May .. CN report, 15 May 2019
Chitral: Utility stores in Chitral which are lying almost empty since last one year have not been replenished with the ramazan package for which the government has announced Rs two billion. Most stores give a desrted look and people have demanded either to stock the stores or close them once for all. .. CN report, 03 May 2019.
Chitral: According to information gathered from the media, the government is contemplating major change in the pension payment system. According to the proposal the retirement age is likely to be reduced from 60 years to 55 years. Instead of monthly pension for lifetime, a one time payment would be made to the retiree at the time of his/her going on retirement, something like private companies banks etc call ‘golden handshake’ The new reforms would reduce the burden of continuous pensions on the exchequer which also includes the large scale corruption and misappropriation in disbursement of pensions.. .. CN monitoring, 29 Apr 2019.
Half a million people have applied for the advertised 2500 vacancies in Airport Security Force lower grade jobs. This a record depicting the alarming scale of unemployment in the country.
Applicants for job swarm a testing center
? .. CN report, 29 Apr 2019
CHITRAL: A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed among Islamabad-based Hashoo Foundation (HF) and two Chitral-based organisations has called for joint efforts for community mobilisation and resource management for development of Chitral.
The local organisations included Chitral Community Development Network (CCDN) and Chitral Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
CCDN chairman Sartaj Ahmed said that the MoU would yield positive results in view of completion of Lowari tunnel exposing the area to outer world and the bright prospects of development. He also referred to the problems of rampant poverty and backwardness and the existence of marginalised community across the district.
Mr Ahmed said that the fabulous potential of hydropower generation, tourism, mines and minerals, quarrying of the marble deposit by establishing marble city were on cards in the near future and preparation of the community to rise to the occasion was yet to be made.
He said that HF was seeking empowerment of the communities by making their access to the opportunities easy and was in a better position to lend support to the Chitral-based organisations.
?The parties will jointly access the government ministries, international NGOs and donors to identify and convert opportunities into business and project proposals,? he said.
The CCDN chairman said that they would promote collaboration at relevant forums and support various interventions and ensure liaison with public-private entities for their respective functions. The MoU was signed by Sartaj Ahmed, CCCI president Wazir Khan and HF country director Aisha Khan.
Published in Dawn, April 29th, 2019