In The Name of ALLAH The Almighty
CHITRALIZATION, NATURAL (MINERALS) RESOURCES OF CHITRAL.
We the people of Chitral are fortunate to have been blessed with
beautiful land full of minerals, gemstone, forest, glaciers, water,
passes, fruits, houses, shrines and above all peace loving people
with rich inherited culture, habits and values. This is the God
greatest gift given to the people of Chitral. Location of Chitral
is again adding to its importance in our beautiful Pakistan. We the
people of Chitral are again fortunate to have been able gaining
fame name and are understood “Chitralis are peaceful and honest
people” in Pakistan. All opinion makers of Chitral must agree that
in future Chitral shall definitely be developed but what about the
development of the people of Chitral. If we let others to come as
owner, this would make us like the people of Murree which are no
more in existence, either out or working as chokidar, cook or
The need is that no doubt we should encourage people from outside
for investment in business but our national and private property
specially our land must be used as capital investment in business.
Hence we should be business partner. There are many options of
using our land making it more profitable for self and also for
children instead of selling it on others. If we are unable to run
business by our self, we should contact and join others for a
partnership business or for a company.
Secondly, the most important thing is that we all should stand up
against those who, now understood, have acquired leases of all
industrial stones mainly antimony, iron ore, lead, copper and etc
of whole Chitral from Arandu to Yarkhunlasht, Rech and Gobore but
are not mining in the area. These groups are said to be Shon Group
and Central Exchange are now owners of whole Chitral mines. Sound
parties of Chitral when approach mineral department KPK for lease
are straight away rejected saying that there is no free area for
grant of lease in Chitral.
Through this page of paper may I request the people of Chitral,
Chitral print and electronic Media to raise this issue and approach
the court for sue motto action for cancellation of their lease and
grant lease to the people of Chitral. Leaders of our political
parties in Chitral should also take up this issue with their
provincial and national level leaders making it a top point in
their manifestation for coming general election.