Heavy rain and flood in Chitral-dozens houses washed away
CHITRAL: Torrential rains continued to play havoc in Chitral
and washed away more than twenty houses, three suspension bridges
and the infrastructures of road, drinking water and irrigation in
The flood washed away ten houses and two mosques in Orghoch, five
in Reshun, three in Kuragh and two in Charun while one man lost his
life in Reshun village.
The torrential flood inundated the hydro-power station of Reshun as
a result of which power supply to Mastuj tehsil and some parts of
lower Chitral has been suspended as the power station was closed.
Chitral-Booni road was washed away in five different places due
to which the passengers heading to their villages on the occasion
of Eidul Fitre are facing difficulties.
Chitral-Garum Chashma road was found to be the worst affected as it
has been completely washed away in a distance of more than three
kilometers as a result of pedestrian route has been closed.
Meanwhile, the member elect of district council Chitral from Lot
Koh ward, Muhammad Hussain has demanded of the prime minister and
army chief to restore the Garam Chashma road by Engineers corps of
Pak Army as it was beyond the capacity of civil administration.
Addressing a press conference here on Friday flanked by the
district president of PML-N, Saeed Ahmed Khan, he said that any
delay in the restoration of vehicular traffic on the road could
inflict a heavy loss of about a billion of rupees as the bumper
crop of potato will spoil in the fields.
He said that the farmers of Lot Koh valley derived their sustenance
from the crop of potato and beans and the absence of road will
disconnect from the national market to which they used to send
Mr. Hussain said that the magnitude of loss to the road was so high
that it was impossible for the communication and works department
to restore it and the people of the valley look towards Pak Army.