Chitral: This year independence day was celebrated with marked fervour across the country. Accordingly Chitral witnessed spirited functions big and small all over the district. A well attended jubilant independence day show at the polo ground. Commandant Chitral Scouts Col Mueenuddin, Deputy Commissioner Khurshid Alam, District Nazim Maghfirat Shah and veteran Pakistan movement worker Wori Lal unfurled the National flag. School students, police contingents and volunteers performed on the joyous occasion. A day earlier Commandant Chitral Scouts inaugurated Independence day tree plantation campaign.
The call for boycott of independence day celebrations by MMA leader Molana Fazal ur Rehman was visibly ignored by the people who showed increased enthusiasm this year. Worth mentioning was the participation of District Nazim Maghfirat Shah in the ceremony despite the MMA leader’s call for boycott of independence day celebrations. .. CN report, 5 Aug 2018