Chitral — Chitral has another state of the art private bank the JS BANK, in it’s inventory of banks. Chitral Branch of the JS Bank started operations on Wednesday 16 Nov 2016. Located at the Ataliq Chowk, the bank is compact yet fully equipped with latest technology to cater for all kind of banking requirements. The Regional Manager JS Bank Khawar Kiani?performed the opening ritual in a simple but solemn ceremony. Bankers and prominent businessmen including President Trade Union were also present on the occasion. Owner of the premise Wg Cdr (r) Fardad Ali Shah said Chitral deserves much better facilities than we are used to. He said it is not the will of God that we live in deprivation, it is our own doing. We must reach out and embrace?the bounties God has gifted us. He said healthy competition is the path to progress and addition of JS bank will improve the banking services through competitive performance. Sweets were distributed amongst the shops and markets located in the whole area.?— CN report, 16 Nov 2016.