CHITRAL: Mr Sultan Mehmood from sub-tehsil Garam Chashma has been appointed as the secretary general of All-Pakistan Muslim League (APML) Chitral.
In this regard, the provincial chapter of the APML has issued a notification. It may be mentioned that the president and the general secretary of the party are named by the central leadership while other office-bearers are picked by the president of the APML district chapter.
Mr Sultan Mehmood, who had long been associated with the PPP, was close to former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. He remained associated with the PPP even after the assassination of Ms Bhutto though in a low profile. He worked with different non-governmental organizations in senior positions in Pakistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Mr Mehmood has the honour of being the first and only Pakistani recipient of BBC world challenge award for the Plan B project which he received at The Hague Netherlands in Dec 2008.
He headed the national solidarity programme under the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development of the government of Afghanistan in the province of Badàkhshan. He is well known in Chitral and is well respected as a moderate political and social figure in the valley.
The new president of the APML Chitral, Mr Sultan Wazir, said the party would be reorganized at the union council Kevel, adding more well-known people were ready to join the APML.