BOONI: Notables from Upepr Chitral and leaders of Tehreek Huqooq-e-Awam on Wednesday said the unceremonious removal of Chitral A team captain Shahzada Sikendarul Mulk by the deputy commissioner was a direct attack on the culture of Chitral.
Addressing a press conference at Upper Chitral Press Club here, village council Booni 2 nazim Salamat Khan, Tehreek leader Muhammad Pervez Lal, Rehmat Salam, Prince Sultanul Mulk, former Mastuj tehsil nazim Shamsur Rehman, ex-election commissioner Noor Gulab, Syed Sultan Nigah, Fareed Ahmed, Qurban Ali, Syed Sher Hussain and others said DC lower Chitral Khursheed Alam Mahsud removed the veteran polo player and longtime captain due to a personal grudge.
By doing so, the DC has tried to ruin the traditional game of Chitral which cannot be allowed to happen by the people of Chitral. They said if the DC did not withdraw his unilateral decision of keeping Shahzada Sikendar out of the game, it would have very negative results.
They also said Upper Chitral should be given proper representation in the mega festival because the new district has become fully functional and all such events should be used in the best interest of the area.
They said without keeping the interest of Upper Chitral, the DC lower Chitral would not be allowed to interfere in the affairs of the area.
They demanded that players for the Chitral A team should be selected by the polo association otherwise the people of Upper Chitral would not accept the team.
Reporting: Karim Ullah