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     December 17,  2015

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NBP Branch inaugurates in Garam Chashma

By Zahiruddin

CHITRAL: The people of Lot Koh valley jubilated the inauguration of the Garam Chashma branch of National Bank of Pakistan and pinned hopes on it with special reference to the growers of potato demanding financing from it at the time of sowing.

In the function held on Wednesday, the local MPA Salim Khan, area manager of the bank Zaheer Ullah and elites of the valley Islamuddin, Gulab Khan, Muhammad Wali, Abdul Murad, and others said that the area produced potato worth of about a billion of rupees and proper finances to the growers will make the produce manifold.

They said that in the growing season, the local farmers get loans from the non local traders for seeds, fertilizers and pesticides and at the time of harvesting they surrendered their produce at throw-away prices.

They said that thousands of pensioners had to travel to Chitral city to draw their salary from the district branch of the bank situated at a drive of more about four hours and the opening of the local branch will also rid them of the expenses and wastage of time.

The pension holders also included the widows who had to bear to bear double expense as some one had to accompany them while the local people also faced difficulties in receiving the cash sent by their kith and kin from abroad for which they had to travel to the city, they added.

They said that every segment of the society will be benefitted ranging from farmers, businessmen, artisans and students while the proposed highway linking Chitral and Tajikitan will also pass through the valley making it hub of economic activities.

The MPA, later on, formally inaugurated the branch by cutting the ribbon and got an account opened in his name.
 

 

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