Chitral : Chitral has traditionally been known to be devoid of street beggars and beggary was considered a base occupation by the people. However since some years, beggars from down country have started turning to Chitral given the kind and soft attitude of the people. Such beggars would be found in summers usually but but now you can see beggars in the bazaars in this extreme cold weather. Such beggars, often burqa clad women with young children accompanying them are a visible threat to both the culture and the security of the area. The administration with little effort can turn them back from where they came. Crime is one aspect that can accompany undocumented and leadless people wandering the streets in the garb of beggars .. BH Azad, 26 Jan 2018
Chitral : An all parties meeting convened by district president PTI Abdul Latif warned the government that if the proposed withdrawal of one PA seat from Chitral district was practicalised, the political parties of Chitral would not only totally boycott the next general elections in 2018, but the present members of Assemblies and the complete district government would resign prematurely in protest.
They said Chitral had a special geographic significance expanding over a vast area and only temporary population should not be the basis of any such consideration. Those who participated in the meeting included Molana Jamshed Ahmad Amir JI, Saeed Ahmad Khan president PMLN, Eidul Hussain president ANP, Molana Abdul Shakoor GS JUI, Muhammad Hakim Advocate GS PPP, Sajidullah president District Bar Association, Zahiruddin President Chitral Press Club, and senior members of various political parties. .. CN report, 24 Dec 2017