Villagers protests-Terich Road closed for vehicular traffic in
CHITRAL: The road to Terich valley in upper Chitral has been
closed for vehicular traffic in Simtich as the villagers blocked
the road by placing barriers on it to press the government for the
payment of land compensation which is pending for the last one
The department of communication and works (C&W) had acquired the
lands of the villagers to divert the Terich road to pass through
the village as the river-side road was washed away by the river in
July 2015 but they were not paid a single penny was paid to them.
The villagers had earlier given a deadline of one week to the
government for the payment of their compensation and had warned the
closure of the road till the acceptance of their demand.
The road was closed by the villagers early on Monday after which
vehicular traffic was closed.
When the assistant commissioner of Mastuj Hameedullah Khattak was
contacted to know his version, he said that they had reported the
situation to the C&W department time and again but to no avail.
He said that the people were justified in their stand as their land
had been acquired and no payment was made to them but we will
approach them with the request to open the road for traffic and
give additional time to the government.
One person die and one inured in a cross firing in Kalash valley
By Our Correspondent
CHITRAL: One person died and other sustained critical
injuries as a result of cross firing between the people of the two
villages Palawanandeh and Batrik of the Kalash valley of Bumburate
here on Monday.
An official of Chitral Police told Chitral Times that the
incident took place in the forest of Achholga over the feud of its
proprietorship between the residents of the two villages.
He said that one Mujahideen of Palawanandeh died on the spot after
receiving bullet injuries while Wali Khan of the same village
sustained injuries and was removed to the DHQ hospital in critical
No person from the village of Batrik injured as a result of firing
while the local police has registered a case against six persons of
Batrik village including Abdur Rahman, Bahadur Khan, Habib Kone and
No arrest has so far been made while filing of this report.