Chitral Student Welfare Organization (Rawalpindi/Islamabad)
(CSWO®) is the only registered Students organization representing
Chitrali Students in Islamabad/Rawalpindi. It is registered under
the Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies Act (VSWAA) Government of
Chitral Students Welfare Organization in its capacity, is a well
organized by Chitrali Students, striving to facilitate chitrali
students in Islamabad/Rawalpindi to educate the people of Chitral
because CSWO believes that Education plays a key role in the
development of any country and it also promote peace. There is no
direct source of funding to this organization and therefore CSWO
look towards other welfare organizations and political
representatives to arrange the cost for its different activities.
CSWO arrange seminars to create awareness among the youth, to
preserve our rich culture CSWO also arrange different Cultural
events, because what we believe is, its only our culture that
distinguish CHITRALIS from all others in Pakistan and now all over
the world. Its only our rich culture and our cultural activities
that attracts many of the foreign and local visitors towards
Some of the main aims and Objectives of CSWO:
Career counseling to guide the students about different
universities in Islamabad. So that the students are well aware of
any university before getting admission in it.
To arrange talent award shows for the encouragement of talented
To arrange seminars and debates among the students.
To provide books and other materials for studies to the poor and
It is the responsibility of the organization to publish newsletter
every year which will discuss the problems of students and other
I would like to share some of our major achievements of CSWO under
the presidency of Mr. Saif Ul Islam during their short one and half
year tenure as president of CSWO.
1. Right after elections CSWO arranged a well come party for all
new coming students in different universities of Islamabad, at
International Islamic University. The purpose of this was to give a
brief idea to the new students about the University and hotel life
in Islamabad. Which indeed helped them to face different initial
challenges that a student face at University.
2. CSWO made an agreement with 'Crysatl Lines Coaster Services'
according to which every student traveling form Islamabad to
Chitral or vice versa will get a 20% discount, which was highly
appreciated by people belonging backgrounds.
3.The year 2010 was full of disaster for Chitral because of the
flood. CSWO was not behind from any one during that hard time and
played its part actively to help and support our Chitrali brothers.
For this reason CSWO invited the Football team of International
Islamic University to Chitral and play different charity matches
with local trams. The income generated form this event plus some
donations from local Chitrali job holder was amounting exactly 1
Lac forty thousand (140000), which was distributed to flood
affected people of Chitral. An amount of 1 Lac twenty thousand was
donated by a foreigner to CSWO Chairman, which was also distributed
to the flood affected people.
4.A blood donation committee was created which played an active
role in coordination with different hospitals in Islamabad to
donate blood to people coming to different hospital form Chitral.
5. CSWO in order to inform and educate the Chitrali Students about
different universities in Islamabad, conducted a 20 minute session
on Radio Pakistan Chitral (khowar Programe khowaro Awanar). After
assessing the effectiveness and demands of people from Chitral CSWO
once again arranged the same sort of program on the same radio
6. CSWO contacted different welfare Organizations to provide
financial assistance to needy students. Students were facilitated
to submit forms for financial assistance in Haqe Welfare foundation
These were just a few of the many achievements of the out going
CSWO cabinet. And we sincerely hope that the new cabinet will work
hard, with the same energy.
According to the bylaws of this organization the student
representatives to lead CSWO should be elected after every 2 years
by proper elections, in which all the students residing and
studying in Rawalpindi/Islamabad can casts their votes. As per
constitutions guidelines this year the elected cabinet nominate an
election commission initiate of electing a new cabinet for CSWO.
The campaign was publicized through various news papers. Last
but not the least through mobile SMS.
Through these media platforms each student was
informed about the elections and to nominate their presidential
candidate for the upcoming elections. The last date of submission
was 25th September which was also mentioned. By the end of the
given time this time around only one candidate's paper were
submitted. The election commission reserved the rights and thus the
election Committee declared the only presidential candidate as the
new President of CSWO and was asked to make a proper cabinet. One
can refer to the below mentioned links incase of any ambiguity,
which gives the detailed press reports of each event.
Criticism is always encouraged in a developed society and yes
people have the right to speak and criticize but one should have
enough knowledge of any particular thing before speaking or
criticizing. There are people around who are criticizing CSWO and
its volunteers. As a Chitrali student one should be vigilant enough
to follow the activities of this organization. One cannot sit home
and criticize an effort of other without contributing himself. But
to me a neutral person should also look towards the bright side of
the picture and encourage students who are giving their time for
the welfare of other student brothers.
Ex-Information Secretary CSWO