District Council session held
CHITRAL: District nazim Chitral Maghfirat Shah has said that
the zilla council and the district government are the supreme
institutions of the district but some quarters are trying to demean
them by their refractory behaviour which adversely affects the
Addressing the session of zilla council here on Monday, he said
that they were tackling the matter with great fortitude and
politeness but this should cross the elastic limits beyond which
there is breaking point.
“The rules of business and the local government act are of inferior
importance for us than the welfare of the people and we shall take
decisive steps against the government officers who ventured to
block our way any more”, he said.
Mr. Shah said that the preparation and approval of non-salary
budget was the sole domain of the house and the district government
but it was kept pending for months in the office of finance due to
which the departments devolved to the district government suffered
heavily while the provincial government also upheld the stand of
He told the house that with the help of Pakistan Poverty
Alleviation Fund, the district government is holding a donor
conference in Islamabad in the first week of December to collect
funds for the recovery of the colossal damages caused to the
infrastructures by the flood and earthquake of last year which is
estimated at 16 billion rupees.
He said that a large number of donor agencies across the globe have
consented to attend the conference and contribute for the
rehabilitation of the disaster-hit district of Chitral.
Earlier, the members of the house staged their strong protest
against the inordinate delay in the release of funds for the
development schemes pointed out to be carried on in their
respective constituencies of the house.
Chaired by its convener, Maulana Abdul Shakoor, the house members
including Rahmat Ghazi Khan, Maulana Jamshed Ahmed, Shahzada Khalid
Parvaiz and Ghulam Mustafa said that the decisions, proposals and
the resolutions passed by the house should be given due credence
and implemented by the concerned departments.
They contended that if the house is without any authority, then the
business of the house was a futile practice which they should not
continue any more while they also asked the convener to update the
house in the next session about the resolutions passed by the house
and the status of implementation on them.
The house approved in unison the salaries of the contingent paid
employees of district council amounting to Rs.4.8 million and also
asked the government to keep the Lowari tunnel opened for the
public traffic on daily basis.