DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION OF CHITRAL SHOULD TAKE THE CLEANSING
MISSION TO A LOGICAL END
BY: SULTAN WAZIR (PPP CHITRAL)
The cleansing mission started by Deputy Commissioner
Chitral is highly commendable. Mr. Osama Ahmed is the first Deputy
Commissioner in the history of Chitral who started this drive with
a missionary zeal. The anti-encroachment drive was well overdue but
no such action was taken earlier because of the reasons best known
to them. I am pretty sure that he is doing it all in accordance
with the principles of legal justice. Letting the wrong doers loose
would be tantamount to grievous injustice to the nation. He is
being supported by the Chitral public for all his rightful actions.
Negative forces will always remain there to hinder the noble cause
however, the removal of encroachments is in the interest of public
at large and no such vested interests would succeed.
The other issues which call for the immediate attention of the
Deputy Commissioner include the public complaints in the forest
areas regarding injustice in the distribution of the forest royalty
amount. The timber mafia is playing havoc both with the public
kitty as well as the poor inhabitants of the area. The Deputy
Commissioner may check such records and take appropriate action
through the relevant authority.
Other issues include complaints that the projects awarded by the
elected representatives of Chitral are not being properly executed.
In order to ascertain the real facts, records of the TMA offices
require to be checked and the running projects need to be properly
monitored. Similar are the complaints against the SRSP awarded
The role of the District Nazim Chitral in the whole scenario is
very disappointing. He seems to be playing the role of a spectator.
This attitude is neither ethical nor legal. He should better resign
than sitting idle. The District Council should reconsider their
choice of District Nazim.
The Chitral public is all praise for the Deputy Commissioner.
Therefore, I would request the Secretariat Administration, the
Senior Member Board of Revenue and the Chief Secretary KPK to
commend and applaud the officer for his courageous actions in the
remote District of Chitral.