In The Name of ALLAH The Almighty
Deforestation in Chitral
Chitral is the remotest and extremely backward district of KPK.
There are no industrial base or agro based industries which provide
employment opportunities to local community. Majority of local
youth rely on service sector as the only source of their
Another potential for providing employment
opportunities to local youth is tourism industry. Usually during
summer season tourist from local and foreign countries visits
Chitral and enjoy unique culture of the area as well as greenery of
Chitral and contribute too much to local employment generating
tourism industry. But unfortunately for the last three years
ruthless cutting of trees in the forests of Kalash valleys and
other parts of southern Chitral created serious apprehension among
community members of the area.
Here in Chitral only 3% area is under forest and
recently timber mafia created havoc with the forest of Chitral only
for their personal gains in garb of marking.
It is requested to the high-ups of the country,
President of Pakistan, Prime Minister of Pakistan and Chief
Minister KPK Amir Hider Khan Hoti to take notice of the situation
and order immediate bane on marking and artificial harvesting in
Chitral. Because in the garb of marking interested group ruthlessly
destroyed green deodar trees in the forest of Chitral. People in
Ayun demonstrated against this menace of marking because it exposed
entire Chitral to the immanent threat of flood and disfigured
beauty of this peaceful district.
In the coming election it is also under
discussion in every nook and corner of Chitral that people of
Chitral will vote for the party which protect forest of this
district from the clutches of timber mafia. ANP Government is
taking interest in development of the district by initiating
developmental projects which is appreciable. If marking and
deforestation is controlled in this Government then people of
Chitral would be grateful to present ANP Government and consider it
as Sevier of Chitral.
Drosh, District Chitral