Report Waqar Ahmed
CHITRAL, April 14: Independent candidate for PK-89 Chitral 1, Shahzada Amanur Rehman on Sunday formally launched his election campaign by holding a big gathering of elders and notables of Chitral town in a local hotel.
Addressing the occasion, Shahzada Aman thanked the people of Chitral town for reposing confidence in him. He said it was his late father’s earnest desire to serve the people of Chitral. He said his father even used to say that he was seriously considering relinquishing his job in Islamabad and going back to Chitral to serve his people there.
But he could not fulfil his cherished desire due to his premature death in 2008. Shahzada Aman said now he had taken up the responsibility to materialize the dream of his late father. After staying in Chitral for five years, he added, he had personally observed the problems and miseries faced by Chitrali people. He said solving these problems was certainly not impossible provided there was sincere and dedicated leadership. He said after getting elected he would try to provide better health facilities to the people of Chitral at their doorsteps by filling the vacant posts of specialist doctors and providing state-of-the-art equipment to the DHQ hospital.
He said he would also solve the loadshedding problem of the town on a priority basis. “I will also work to spread a network of roads across the subdivision.” He said he would strictly follow merit in distribution of jobs in all the departments of the government.
Speaking on the occasion, Haji Yahya, Iqbaluddin Sahar and others said for the last many years the Chitral town had not been given representation in the assemblies. They said in the forthcoming elections, they would be voting a representative from the town area.
Speaking on the occasion, Pir Syed Zaheeruddin, Hussain Ahmed (Jang Bazar), Ahmed Lal, Master Hassan ( Jughor), M. Ajmal Advocate (Hone), Haji Yahya (Goldur), Miftahuddin (Bokhtoli), Lily Haji (Rehan Kot) and Iqbaludin Sahar expressed full confidence in Shahzada Amanur Rehman. They said Chitral town had 54,000 population but not a single representative had got selected from the area after Atalaq Jaffar Ali Shah in the 70s. Now we have fielded Shahzada Aman as our unanimous candidate and we would vote him to the provincial assembly on May 11, they added.