CCDN Chitral hold a consultative workshop
CHITRAL: Deputy commissioner Chitral Osama Ahmed Warraich has
said that the recent disasters of flash flood and earthquake have
inflicted a loss of 10 billion rupees to the physical
infrastructures in Chitral district and for arrangement of the huge
amount of money, a donors conference is being held by the end of
Addressing the concluding ceremony of ‘consultative workshop’ held
under the aegis of Chitral Community Development Network (CCDN), he
said that the representatives of a number of international donor
agencies and ambassadors of different countries had been invited to
He said that the loss was on colossal scale and the time for
rehabilitation was running out as the rehabilitation of roads and
bridges and the erection of protection walls was possible only
during the winter days as the water in the river and streams were
at lowest ebb.
Mr. Warraich expressed his pleasure over the awakened civil society
of Chitral which was ever ready to contribute development process
and extended help to the non governmental organizations as was
witnessed during the disasters of flood and quake last year.
He said that the participation of the community in the development
process was inevitable for judicious utilization of resources and
the CCDN had accomplished a commendable job to establish a chain
between different organizations in the district and ensured
coordination of their functions.
Earlier, the chairman of CCDN, Muhammad Wazir Khan said that out of
52 thousand households of Chitral, 36 thousand were associated with
the umbrella organization of twenty number of local support
organizations working in different union councils.
He said that the organization had so far utilized a huge amount of
477 million rupees in different sectors of development and
contributed a lot to allay poverty while the projects were
identified and prioritized by the communities.
Addressing on the occasion, the general manager of Aga Khan
Education Service, Pakistan in Chitral, Brigadier (retd) Khosh
Muhammad Khan eulogized the role of NGOs in the development of
Chitral over the couple of decades.
To substantiate his claim, he gave the example of his remote
Yarkhoon which was devoid of road facility in 1970s when he had to
walk on feet for three days to reach Chitral city while the
situation has been changed for the best.
He stressed on the NGOs and civil society organizations to ensure
development through community mobilization which will provide for
sustainable foundation for development.