CHITRAL: Speakers at a book launching ceremony here paid tribute to former deputy commissioner Osama Ahmad Warraich, who lost his life in the Dec 2016 PIA plane crash while going to Islamabad.
The book titled ‘Ae Meray Osama’ is an account written by Osama Warraich’s mother Jabeen Cheema about his life.
Chitral DC Khurshid Alam Mehsud said Chitrali people had an emotional attachment with Osama and that they held him in high esteem even two years after his death and thus, showing how outstandingly the former DC had served in the remotest district of the country.
“He (Osama) has left a crucial and tough target for his successors in the office which hardly be attained by any one which he accomplished in a short span of about one year,” he said.
The DC said in the book, each and every attributes of the deceased had been fervently portrayed by his mother, who had to bear the great loss.
“I cannot claim to come on a par with Osama Shaheed as his successor but I do pledge that the initiatives undertaken by him for the benefit of the people of Chitral especially in the sector of education will continue,” he said.
The speakers including Chitral AC Sajid Nawaz, Fidaur Rahman, Javed Hayat, Qari Jamal Abdul Nasir and others said the book was the expression of the tender feelings and sentiments of a mother soaked in grief, which covered his whole life spanning over 31 years.
Published in Dawn, September 14th, 2018