Kalash religious leaders rescued by FOCUS Humanitarian
CHITRAL: Two of the stranded Kalash religious leaders
were removed to DHQ hospital from Bumburate valley through a
rescue flight of the FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance, an organ of
Aga Khan Foundation here on Sunday.
The regional program manger of FOCUS, Amir Muhammad Khan told
Chitral Times that the condition of the two ailing Kalash
exponents Mashaik Sha and Mirza Mas was deteriorating as they
could not be taken to the hospital due to the closure of the
valley road for the last three weeks.
He said that after receiving the report of the situation, he
sent the helicopter to the valley as part of rescue operation
and removed them to Chitral city where they were admitted to DHQ
Hazbula, the son of Mashaik Sha told Chitral Times that
both the Kalash elders are convalescing after being imparted
He said that both the Kalash leaders were suffering from
diabetes and used to come to the DHQ hospital periodically twice
in a month and took medicines but due to the closure of the road
for the last one month, it was not possible for them to get the
He said that his father Mashaik Shah was seventy years old and
was heading to a critical situation in the absence of medicines.