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  1. Thank you Shabana sister, for highlighting a dedicated person’s efforts in making Chitral/Pakistan a clean and green place. Two months back, I met an educationist who also happens to be a keen observer/reformer of Chitral’s social, cultural and environmental issues. During our discussion, he categorically mentioned Rehmat Ali Jafar Dost’s efforts and said “people say Jafar Dost is a ‘Gaderi’, but I wish there were tens of such ‘Gaderi’ in Chitral so that this would become an amazing place to live in”!!!
    I am astounded but pleased to know that without having any formal education, Jafar Dost has a sense of realization about how to play a beneficent role in beautifying the universe but not the destroyer of the universe and its beauty!
    This reminded me of late Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Inc., who dropped of Reed College after the first six months. In his speech in 2005, he would say:
    “It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out, I could stop taking the required classes that did not interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting”.
    @ Jafar Dost: Sir, the novel idea of making a clean; green environment and your tireless efforts for materializing this dream is really commendable. Simply, you proved that the pursuit of a noble cause does not need any degree! I salute you; just keep it up, sir.

    Nisar Ahmad Shah
    Garam Chashma
    July, 04, 2013