ANNOUNCEMENTS SHOULD NOT GO UN-NOTICED
Due to long
continued heavy rain and unexpected heat that caused glacier
melting in the region, whole mountainous Chitral came under heavy
flood of boulders and thick mud in July/August 2015 perishing
quite a number of precious lives, large number of residential
houses with all belongings, business centres (stores, petrol pumps,
hotels & shops) mosques, farmland with standing crops, orchard of
apples and apricots. Infrastructures like drinking water pipelines,
roads and bridges, power houses with channels & distribution lines,
poles and irrigation channels, the people of Chitral are facing
acute problem of drinking water, irrigation water, electric light
and more serious problem of being restrained into their villages.
People of Mastuj sub division are unable to travel to rest part of
the district due to mass destruction of the only connecting road at
Kuragh and several other places inside Mastuj, Torkhow & Mulkhow ,
Lotkoh and Kalash valleys. This has made some villages like that of
villages of Amanul Mulk era.
Minister visited Chitral in July 2015 and met selected persons
including Head of political parties, Line Department Heads and some
PML-N leaders and remarked that flood destruction in Chitral seen
not that much as reported by media. Donít know what Prime
Minister wanted to see Chitral. People of 90+ years not to have
heard such a flood calamities in Chitral.
It cannot be a
fact but it is commonly said in Chitral that Prime Minister Nawaz
Shariff has not been that much kind to Chitral in the past and
hence not accepted that much. The fact is that people of Chitral
have always been respectful and full supportive to their kind
leaders standing by their parties during elections. History shows
and it is an admitted fact that people of Chitral have been
recognizing, accepting, honoring and voting with love to all those
who have done well to Chitral and to the people of Chitral, for
example, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, General Pervez Musharaf and
many other local and national leaders in Chitral. Prime Ministerís
recent visit to Chitral and his announcements made for Chitral is
no doubt remarkable and not forgettable and if executed Prime
Minister will gain even more acceptance, respect and heart felt
love with honor from the people of Chitral. The announcements made
are no doubt unforgettable for the people of Chitral. The
announcements made are as under:-
way Chakdara to Chitral.
construction work on Lowari Tunnel by end 2016
Rehabilitation of damaged infrastructure.
People of Chitral
might remember the day when they made a march towards Lowari Tunnel
drawing the attention of the then Nawaz Government praying that
people of Chitral are cut off from the rest part of the country and
restrained inside Chitral when Government is inaugurating
Islamabad Peshawar motorway.
We are no doubt
fortunate now that Prime Minister announced Chitral Motorway and
completion of Lowari tunnel by end 2016. The people of Chitral
shall no doubt be with Prime Minister if such mega projects are
implemented for the long affected people of Chitral. Our honorable
Prime Minister must ensure that people of Chitral shall be with him
even more than that have been with Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto for
projects undertaken in Chitral. Same day of announcement had an
opportunity to have a meeting with our MNA, heard all about PM
announcement and floated an idea with request to speak and work on
it. The idea was that construction of Motorway should be started
from Chitral. We the people of Chitral should now anxiously wait
for start of Motorway and completion of Lowari Tunnel by end 2016.
Our leaders and representatives to follow it up on regularly basis
and learned writers & journalist to speak and write on it building
pressure on concerned department & officials.
The people of
Chitral at the same time are thankful and highly appreciate the
role of media and also the services and support in the form of
urgent relief to the affectees by Pak Force, Aga Khan Development
Network FOCUS, Alkhidmat Foundation , Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation,
Abdul Wali Khan University, Chitral Police and individuals for
providing drinking water to the needy people of Chitral.