Apropos Dr Faizi’s letter TLSC, welfare, I am reminded of the time when i’d had the pleasure of meeting the good doctor in the company of my late father Col Khushwaqt-ul-Mulk and was extremely happy to know what a visionary he was on matters pertaining to Chitral.
This was also after an article published that he had written about the succession history of Chitral after the passing away of H.H. Muuzafar-ul-Mulk, the then mehtar or ruler of Chitral in 1946, and to quote Dr Sahib’s own words “Eventually many options were considered when the succession was challenged by prince Hisam-ul-Mulk , one being to nominate Shahzada Khushwaqt-ul-Mulk as successor . However Sir Olaf Caroe, Secretary to the then Viceroy of India did not agree. Had this option been taken up, the history of the whole region would have taken a different course.”
Now your options mentioned about the school in Chitral being handed over to the KPK chief minister or the corps commander are disappointing and go against your ideals for the welfare of Chitral and the region. If chief ministers and corps commanders could run educational institutions, do you think our country would be in the state it is today? Also please do not expect to burden old Mr Langlands anymore who is now over 95 and deserves a well earned rest at his retirement home in lahore. Your observation that the school will not collapse if Ms Scofield is not allowed to continue as head is valid however the fact that she has revived the performance of the institution and considering that she is immensely popular with the students and their parents is good enough a reason to leave well enough alone.
Mrs Sultana Javed