The district of Chitral is overwhelmingly mountainous and the
roads are very narrow and the Chitral-Booni road [ the best one in
the district] is designed for 40km per hour but the increasing
number of vehicles on these roads have made it difficult to drive
even at that speed. Beside taxis and private vehicles the luxurious
NGO and govt.
vehicles run on these roads in a manner as if they have no idea of
speed. Their speedometers show them their dangerous speed but the
NGO officials are flying very high and their drivers donít care for
other vehicles on the roads. They presume that their vehicles are
not made for slow speed but for high speed and able to cover double
distance in minimum time. They make race on the risky mountain
roads as if they are competing in a grand prix and harass taxi
drivers carrying heavy loads.
The General Managers of all the NGO in Chitral and government
officials must take notice of it and if they know nothing about it
this write- up is a notice for them to train their drivers to drive
carefully and behave decently.
Rahmat Karim Baig