MNA wants another district created in Chitral
CHITRAL: Member National Assembly (MNA) Shahzada
Iftikharuddin has asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to create
another district in Chitral to pave the way for better
"Chitral is the largest district of the province in terms of area.
If the three districts can be created in Kohistan, why not
Chitral," the MNA told The News by telephone. The geo-strategic
importance had necessitated the creation of new district in
Chitral, he said, adding the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor had
increased the strategic importance of the district.
The MNA said creation of a new district in Chitral had remained a
longstanding demand of the people. "I hope the chief minister will
pay heed to this genuine demand of the people before they take to
the streets," he went on to add.
The federal legislator said Chitral had hydro power potential,
tourism and after getting importance as the CPEC route it would
become a major revenue generating part of the province. He said
that he was not against creation of new district in any other
district. "But the decision should be even-handed.
The sense of deprivation among the people will increase if no
action is taken forthwith," he maintained. The MNA also asked the
chief minister to release the funds for the Booni-Buzund Road. "The
federal government has already sanctioned funds. The bridge in
various areas in Morkhow and Torkhow could not be built if the
funds are not released forthwith," he said, urging the chief
minister to order the release of funds before the start of
glacier-melting season. (The News)