Chitral divided into two census district for upcoming
CHITRAL: The arrangements of all types have been completed to
start the population census in Chitral which has been divided into
two census districts consisting of Chitral and Mastuj divided into
370 and 220 blocks respectively.
Talking to the local media on Wednesday, the respective census
deputy commissioners of Chitral and Mastuj, Abdul Akram and
Muhammad Hayat Shah, said that the ranging from transportation of
materials to be used in the process to all the blocks and the
deployment of security staff have been made.
They said that area-wise, Chitral formed one-fifth of the whole
province and it was an uphill task to transport the materials to
the blocks in far-flung areas whose roads were yet to be opened for
vehicular traffic after the winter season.
Giving the details, they said that 14 charge superintendents and 63
circle inspectors had been appointed in Chitral while the number
was 10 and 38 in Mastuj respectively to closely monitor the
To carry out the enumeration process of households and souls, they
added, 185 enumerators were appointed in Chitral for its 370 blocks
and 110 in Mastuj tehsil for 220 blocks.
They said that necessary training to the field staff had been
imparted and they were fully capable to kick off the process of the
enumeration of households on 25th April while control room had been
established in both Chitral and Booni to receive any complaint from
the people and instantly redress them.
Regarding security cover to the enumeration staff, they said that
district police will deploy 1133 personal of police.
Two -day festival concludes in Arandu
CHITRAL: A two-day festival was arranged in the border
village Arandu situated in the extreme south of the district under
the auspices of Chitral Scouts which concluded here on Wednesday.
The people of all ages thronged to the venue of the festival in
large number to take part in different games and activities which
also included the folk and traditional sports of the mountainous
area which had long been given up.
Different aspects of the material culture of the area had also been
showcased in the festival which included local cuisines, wood
carving, agricultural implements and dresses.
The local people said that it was first event of its nature in the
area and demanded its holding on regular basis to give the locals
an opportunity of recreation and amusement who dwelled in small
hamlets segregated by mountains from each other.
The wing commander of Chitral Scouts lieutenant colonel Faisal
Imran gave away prizes to the best performers in different games
and activities in the festival.