Flash floods keeps the people in working places during Eidul
CHITRAL: The disaster followed by the flash floods two months ago
in different parts of the district keeps the people of Chitral
working in the other areas of the country from returning to Chitral
on the occasion of forthcoming Eidul Az’ha.
The manager of a local bus stand in Chitral, Haji Khan told Chitral
Times here on Monday that the number of passengers coming
from Peshawar, Rawalpindi/Islamabad and other parts of the country
is quite low which used to surge on the occasions of Eid.
He said that the routine number of flying coach vehicles coming on
daily basis was ten to twelve while with the approaching of Eid, it
increased to double the number but this year, it remains almost
One Rizwan Ali, one of the passengers reaching here from Rawalpindi,
said that he works in a government office and has been visiting his
village on the occasions of Eid regularly since the last twelve
as his parents and children lived here.
He said that, however, most of his Chitrali acquaintances in the
cities of Rawalpindi/Islamabad abstained this time coming to their
villages due to the havoc wreaked by the flash floods blocking the
roads and divesting the residents from the basic facilities of
drinking water and electricity.
“I know a large number of my friends both in Peshawar and the twin
cities who did not come to the Chitral due to the destruction
by the flash floods in all parts of the district while the closure
a number of valleys for vehicular traffic is also the potent
he said. .
The pleasant weather in Chitral in contrast of the scorching heat
the plain areas lured them to rush to their villages on this
occasion, but this year, the villages lacked the basic facilities
the closure of roads has discouraged them, he added.