PML-N leader seeks subsidized wheat for Chitral

ISLAMABAD, April 28: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Chitral president and former MPA Saeed Ahmed Khan has called upon the federal government to provide subsidized wheat to Chitral.
He said the people of Gilgit-Baltistan have been enjoying the subsidized wheat since decades and Chitral being more backward and remote should also be treated at par with the region of Gilgit-Baltistan. He put up the demand to the federal government during a meeting with PML-N leaders retired Capt Safdar, Pir Sabir Shah and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the Prime Minister House here.
Mr Saeed Ahmed headed a delegation of PML-N leaders from Chitral. He also demanded that at least 30 megawatts of electricity should be provided to the Chitral town from the Golen Gol hydropower project to resolve the power crisis in the town.
Mr Saeed Ahmed also emphasized the need that the under-construction Lowari tunnel should be completed during the tenure of the PML-N government.

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KP govt trapped on Shandur

The Shandur polo festival is again in the news. This time, the provincial government of KP has been trapped in a mire.
faiziAfter a seminar in Peshawar some irrelevant elements from Peshawar and Gilgit have changed the dates for the Shandur festival. The new schedule is 18 to 20th August 2015. In the month of August, there will be duststorm in Shandur and the scenic beauty will no longer be there. As the holy month of Ramazan starts from 19th June this year, suitable that for the Shandur polo festival will be 6-8th June. As for as the alleged underhand deal between some elements in Gilgit and Peshawar is concerned, this will create unrest among the people.
There will never be sharing of the festival arrangements between two districts. Chitral KP will always be the sole host because it has played host for the last 85 years. Participation of the players of Gilgit was never part of Shandur festival in history. It only started during the rule of General Zia ul Haq.
Shandur festival can be successfully held without the players of Gilgit and we wish this happens. I would like to recall the comments of ANP minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain on July 9, 2012 when he said ” We shall not give up a single inch of our land to anybody else.” Shandur will remain integral part of KP. Irrelevant people from Peshawar and Gilgit have no right to dictate their terms and conditions to the owners of Shandur.

Dr. Inayatullah Faizi

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Qaqlasht festival concludes

BOONI, April 28: The four-day annual Qaqlashy festival concluded on Tuesday. Thousands of people from all parts of Chitral and outside were present o the occasion.–Details to comeqaq

A PTI provincial minister, who was the chief guest, on the occasion said that the establishment of upper Chitral as a district was on the agenda of the government. He invited MPA Sardar Hussain to join the PTI.

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Disgruntled APML man goes independent

Report Shahab Uddin
CHITRAL, April 28: A disgruntled senior and founding APML leader and former naib nazim Yarkhun Syed Ghulam Uddin has decided to contest the local government elections for the seat of tehsil member independently.
The APML disgruntled leader said that the controversy arose on the ticket issue when the APML UC Yarkhun ticket was given on the basis of favoritism. He also said that he had been a senior, loyal and devoted worker of the AMPL since its inception. He claimed that he had great influence in the constituency.
“Party district leadership assured me on several occasions that I would be allotted the ticket but in the end they kept me in the dark and gave the ticket to an incompetent candidate,” he added.
The ex-nazim claimed to win the elections saying the ideological workers of Pervez Musharraf, party’s youth had decided to support him as the independent candidate rather than voting for the APML ticket holder.
A very tough competition is expected among the candidates for the tehsil and district council membership in UC Yarkhun.

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Hospital fails to depute medical team at Qaqlasht

BOONI, April 28: One of the organizers of the Qaqlasht festival on Tuesday regretted that the in-charge of the tehsil headquarters hospital in Booni did not keep his promise to send a medical team to the venue of the tournament despite repeated requests by them.
Talking to ChitralToday on phone, Muhammad Pervez Lal said that a number of football and cricket players suffered injuries but there was no one even to provide them the first aid. He said the organizers had requested the in-charge of the hospital, Dr Sher Nadir, to send a team but despite assurances he failed to send the team. He said that thousands of people had gathered at the venue and different teams from outside Chitral had also come to participate.
He said that it was the responsibility of the hospital management to depute a medical team at the venue of the tournament to provide first-aid to any injured players or meet any other emergency situation.

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Man falls to death

BREP, April 28: A young man died after falling from a jeep in the Brep village early on Tuesday morning. The name of the deceased could not be ascertained but he was a resident of the Pover village in Yarkhun.

Reports said the youth was travelling atop the jeep loaded with fodder from his native village to Brep. When the vehicle reached near the Brep village, the youth fell down and came under the wheels. He was taken to a nearby health centre where he was pronounced dead.

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Body of youth recovered

BOONI, April 28: The body of an 18-year-old boy was recovered from the riverside near Morder.
The victim was identified as Akhtar Hussain, son of Ashraf Khan, a resident of Saht, Mulkhow. The police took the body to the tehsil headquaters hospital in Booni where the dorctors sent it to Chitral for a postmortem on suspicion of murder.–SN Peerzada

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Women education in Chitral out of PTI’s agenda of change

The PTI government in KP has put meritocracy on the top of its agenda. In many departments of the Government merit is strictly followed. However it is so pity that women education in Chitral has been kept out of PTI agenda of change.
letterFor the last two years, corruption, nepotism and irregularities in promotions and transfers have become the order of the day. During recent visit of Director Education KP to Chitral, the alleged irregularities were brought to his notice with the result of his directions to hold an inquiry. After the lapse of two weeks, however, no inquiry has been conducted and instead corruption has been given more patronage.
It is high time that the provincial government should find an experienced officer to head the district education office female in Chitral. The incumbent has created a mess in the education circles. Her successor should be a competent and neutral personality like the retired DEO Gulsamber Begum. Such a move will save the girls schools in Chitral from mass destruction.

Shakir Ullah

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مستوج میں ڈی پی او کی زیر صدارت کھلی کچہری

چترال(بشیر حسین آزاد)مورخہ27اپریل2015کوڈی پی او چترال عباس مجید مروت کی زیر صدارت سب ڈویژن مستوج میں کھلی کچہری منعقد ہوئی،کھلی کچہری میں اے سی مستوج منہاس الدین،تحصیلدار مستوج،چترال سکاوٹس کے نمائندے،علاقہ مستوج خاص،ہرچین،لاسپور،چنار ،میراگرام نمبر2،یارخون،یارخون لشٹ اور بروغیل کے معزیزین اور عمائیدین نے بڑی تعدا د میں شرکت کی۔

dpoکھلی کچہری میں علاقے کے عمائیدن اور معزیزن نے اپنے اپنے علاقے کے مسائل سے ڈی پی او کو اگاہ کیا۔علاقے کے مسائل میں سرفہرست نادرا موبائیل ٹیم کی فراہمی،مقامی لوگوں کو اسلحہ لائسنس کی فراہمی اور علاقے کو منشیات سے پاک کرنے کے مسائل شامل تھے۔ڈی پی او نے نمام مسائل توجہ سے سُنے اور جو مسائل پولیس کے بارے میں تھے ترجیحی بنیاد پر حل کرنے کی یقین دہانی کرائی۔اور جو مسائل دیگرمحکمہ جات سے تعلق رکھتے تھے ان کے بارے میں متعلقہ محکموں کے سربراہان کو مسائل حل کے بارے میں اگاہ کرانے کی یقین دہانی کرائی۔نیز علاقے کو منشیات سے پاک کرنے کے لئے ایس ڈی پی اومستوج،ایس ایچ اومستوج اور انٹی نارکاٹیکس سکواڈ کو فوری کاروائی کرنے کا حکم دیا۔بعد میں ڈی پی او چترال عباس مجید مروت نے تھانہ مستوج اور تھانہ بونی کاغیر رسمی معائنہ کیا جہاں پر تھانہ ریکارڈ درست رکھنے اور صفائی کے بارے میں خصوصی ہدایات دی۔

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کاغلشٹ ہاوئسنگ سکیم چترال کی تعمیرو ترقی میں سنگ میل ثابت ہو گی

چترال ( بشیر حسین آزاد ) ایم پی اے چترال سردار حسین نے کہا ہے ۔ کہ کاغلشٹ ہاوئسنگ سکیم چترال کی تعمیرو ترقی میں سنگ میل ثابت ہو گی ۔ جس کا افتتاح جشن کاغلشٹ کے اختتامی میچوں کے مہمان خصوصی صوبائی منسٹر ہاؤسنگ ڈاکٹر امجد افریدی کریں گے ۔

Sardarایک اخباری بیان میں انہوں نے کہا ۔ کہ کاغلشٹ کے وسیع و عریض میدان سے فائدہ لینے کی ضرورت ہے ۔ اور میں نے صوبائی اسمبلی میں حکومت کو اسے چترال کے بہتر مفاد میں ہاؤسنگ اسکیم کے طور پر استعمال کرنے کا مشورہ دیا تھا ۔ جسے منظور کر لیا گیا ہے ۔ انہوں نے کہا ۔ کہ اس سلسلے میں علاقائی سطح پر لوگوں کے تحفظات دور کئے گئے ہیں ۔ اور لوگ حکومتی فیصلے سے متفق ہیں ۔ ایم پی اے نے کہا ۔ کہ اس ہاؤسنگ سکیم کے پلاٹ کیلئے چترالی ہونے کی شرط لازمی قرار دی گئی ہے ۔ کیونکہ چترال میں زمین کی شدید قلت ہے ۔ اور مقامی لوگ اس سکیم سے فائدہ اُٹھا ئیں گے۔

سردار حسین نے کہا ۔ کہ جشن کاغلشٹ آیندہ سال کیلنڈر فیسٹول کے طور پر منایا جائے گا ۔ اور سرکاری سطح پر اس کے تمام تر انتظامات کئے جائیں گے ۔انہوں نے کہا ۔ کہ اس سال انتہائی محدود وسائل کے اندر کاغلشٹ فیسٹول منعقد کیا جا رہا ہے ۔ تا ہم اب تک فیسٹول کامیابی سے جاری ہے ۔ اور مختلف قسم کے روایتی کھیل مثلا پولو ، بزکشی ، تیر اندازی ، نشانہ بازی کے علاوہ فٹبال اور کرکٹ سمیت کئی کھیل شامل ہیں ۔ اور فائنل میچز دیکھنے کیلئے صوبائی وزیر ہاؤسنگ ،سیکرٹری ہاؤسنگ اور ٹورزم حکام چترال آرہے ہیں ۔ایم پی اے نے کہا ۔ کہ چترال کے فیسٹولز سیاحت کے فروغ کیلئے انتہائی اہمیت کی حامل ہیں ۔ اس لئے حکومتی سطح پر ان جشنوں کو سیاحوں کیلئے مزید پُر کشش بنانے کی ضرورت ہے ۔ تاکہ لوگوں کو روزگار کے مواقع مل سکیں ۔ اور چترال میں خوشحالی آئے ۔

انہوں نے کہا ۔ کہ چترال کے قدیم کھیلوں کے تحفظ کیلئے اقدامات کرنا نہایت ضروری ہے ۔ اور ہماری کوشش ہے ۔ کھلاڑیوں کو زیادہ سے زیادہ سہولیات باہم پہنچائی جائیں ۔ اور اس سلسلے میں میری کوششیں جاری ہیں ۔ جشن کاغلشٹ کے فائنل میچز28اپریل کو کھیلے جائیں گے ۔

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