MINERAL PROCESSING AND DEVELOPMENT ZONE DEMANDED
FOR CHITRAL UNDER CPEC
Pakistan People’s Party Chitral leader and former bureaucrat Sultan
Wazir Khan has demanded the provincial and federal government to
construct mineral processing and development zone and an economic
zone in Chitral under the game changer China-Pakistan Economic
Corridor and to inter-connect Chitral via Ghizer, Gilgit Chumarkan,
Mastuj – Shusht, Yarkhoon and Shah Jinali, Torkhow.
In a press statement issued here, Mr. Khan said that Chitral is
rich with costly mines and precious minerals. He pointed out that
very huge and costly metal reserves are lying untouched at
Moghulang Rech, Torkhow. There is a vast potential for establishing
industries in tourism, marble, woodcraft and wool in Chitral.
He said that Chitral is the largest district of KPK and is
strategically located in the most sensitive geo-political area. He
deplored that this area has always been neglected in the past and
no efforts have ever been made to develop the infra-structure and
economic conditions of its people. Chitral neither appears in any
of the plans of CPEC nor in the list of the proposed sites of
economic zones identified by the Board of Investment who has marked
places in KP for construction of economic zones.
He demanded from the Government of KPK to immediately send these
suggestions to the Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) for
He warned the provincial government that if these three suggestions
are not recommended to the Joint Coordination Committee, the people
of Chitral would be left with no option except to use their
constitutional right to lodge protest in the streets, besides
knocking the doors of the judiciary.
Sultan Wazir Khan,