CHITRAL: The departure of public transporters from Peshawar for Chitral in the evening has put a very negative effect on newspaper hawkers in Chitral.
Due to the opening of the Lowari tunnel at 9am every day in the winter when the Lowari Top road remains closed, transporters leave Peshawar by 8:30pm.
So they bring Chitral two-day-old newspapers from Peshawar. In this age of fast communication, nobody wants to read a newspaper after two days.
Hawkers Baba Gul and Habib Hussain say they earned a living for their families by selling newspapers but now they are fast losing their only source of income.—GH Farooqui