After departure of Pervez Musharaf from political scene, no high-profile political leader bothered to visit Chitral. Throughout the
whole period of Zardari, Gillani and Raja Pervez Ashraf neither
president Zardari nor his hand-picked prime ministers visited Chitral rather funds of Lowari tunnel running project were diverted to Multan, and for the whole five years works on the tunnel remained suspended and even Sambu ompany shifted its heavy machinery from the project site.
But still we the people of Chitral elected PPP nominees in
the elections of 2013 which shows our level of maturity. There were huge incidents of corruption taking place during Zardari regime, like Haj corruption and rental power corruption which resulted huge lose to the national exchequer but our political leadership, like Imran Khan, Sheikh Rashid and Tarhirul Qadri were silent spectator and not a single protest demonstration was held against the open corruption cases which were buzz word at that time in the media.
Immediately after taking oath Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif released funds for Lowari tunnel project which was suspended during Zardari cum Gillani period for the whole five years. During 2015 devastating floods and earthquake Prime Minister visited Chitral and announced Rs. 2 billion for relief of the earthquake affectees and deputy commissioner Chitral distributed the amount among affected people through cross cheques which reflect transparency and fairness of the whole process. DC Chitral also deserves appreciation for this act of honesty and fair play, as in the past we experience serious embezzlement of funds which were released in case of natural calamities.
When people of Chitral were in serious trouble amid floods and earthquake PTI leadership was totally invisible from the scene and after lapse of one year Imran Khan visited Chitral and said that he is going to arrange a donor conference for rehabilitation of Chitral but later he forget the issue and now is busy in dharna politics to oust democratically elected PM in coordination with Sheikh Rashid and Tarhirul Qadri with different agendas.
This time again PM visited Chitral and announced huge development projects for Chitral, which are unprecedented and if all these projects completed well in time then economic revolution will take place in the whole district. PM announced development projects, Chitral University, construction of roads infrastructure in
Upper Chitral, Chakdara to Chitral road; Garam Chashma plus Kalash valleys, 250-bed hospital and Rs 20 crore grants to District Council Chitral are milestone in changing destiny of Chitral. If these projects are completed well in time and before 2018 then there will be revolution in Chitral in real terms and it will be a big change which was promised by PTI but PM Nawaz Sharif truly realized the dream to develop Chitral in true sense and spirit. Hopefully the axis of troubles Imran Khan, Sheikh Rashid and Tarhirul Qadri will not be successful in their nefarious design to stop development agenda of PM Pakistan. At last Nawaz Sharif also demonstrated magnanimity in giving space to PTI tigers to live in social media through the humorous remarks which he said in light mode about Urdu episode. If this humorous words were not uttered by PM then PTI tigers will be completely wiped out from the scene including social media although they are already invisible on the ground as well as in developmental initiatives and now trying to emotionally blackmail innocent people
of Chitral. Prime Minister Zindabad, Pakistan Paindabad.