CONSTRUCTION OF SONOGHOR-SARGHUZ LINK ROAD
Chitral Times Report
CHITRAL: Pakistan People’s Party Chitral leader and former
bureaucrat, Sultan Wazir Khan, has demanded of the government to
construct a link road at TOW mountain site lying between Sonoghor
and Sarghuz villages of Tehsil Mastuj.
In a press statement issued here, the bureaucrat-turned political
leader of the PPP said that the Booni-Mastuj road via Parwakis
vulnerable to blockade due to landslides and floods at many places
including AwiLasht,NisurGoll and Kroy Deri atParwak. He said
thatthere is a potential threat to MastujBridge in the form of
heavy floods inYarkhoonRiver. In case of such calamity, the whole
strategic area up to Boroghul Pass in the North and
Gilgit-Baltistan in the North-East willbe blocked from the rest of
He pointed out that there existed a road link between Sonoghor and
Sarghuz villages in the past but due to negligence of the concerned
governmentalauthorities, neither the said road was repaired nor a
road was constructed to link Sonoghur with Sarghuz via TOW
Mountain. The story is all about construction of a road having a
length of onekilometer.
He deplored that the government functionaries either lacked the
capacity to understand theimportance of this link road or are
guilty of criminal negligence. Had the road been constructed
earlier, it would have helped to reach out to the people of Laspur
and Yarkhoon valleys,who were hit by floods of the yester year.
Needless to mention, it would have reduced the fuel charges of
helicopters as well. If constructed, this road link will not only
provide an alternate but a saferroute to Mastuj. It is a strategic
life-line for military purposes as well.
Sultan Wazir Khan says that this link road will provide a better
social and economic opportunity to the people living in the
villages of Sarghuz,Nisur,Sonoghor, Miragram, Awi and Booni.
He demanded the Chief Minister KPK,kindly to order construction of
this small but all important link road before coming of thefresh
floods. He cautioned the governmentthat if thisimportant link-road
is ignored again, the people living in the area will be constrained
to exercise their constitutional right of the freedom of
expression, in their villages by 15th May’2016.