Elites of Karimabad demands action against DC Chitral
CHITRAL: The elites and local bodies leaders of Karimabad
valley have demanded of the government to take action against
Chitral DC for his explicit support to those who are responsible
for degeneration of environment leading to flash flood which
thousands of households two years ago.
Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, the former zilla
naib nazim Sultan Shah, member of zilla council Yaqub Khan and
others said that eleven years ago, the villagers of Karimabad had
entered into an agreement with Shahzada Haiderul Mulk as per which
both the parties agreed
upon banishing goats from the valley to conserve environment and
stop the flash floods.
They said that Shahzada Haider blatantly dissolved the written
agreement unilaterally without any reason a month ago and came to
the valley with a herd of 345 goats and started grazing there.
They alleged that the violator enjoyed full support and backing of
Chitral DC Shahab Hamid Yusufzai who revoked the orders of
assistant commissioner for banning the rearing of goats in the
valley and emboldened him to continue.
They reiterated that Shahzada Haider did not reside in the valley
but he only owned pasture there and he was doing the practice
imperiling the lives of people residing in more than 800 households
of the valley.
They added that out of the 36 valleys of the district, Karimabad
valley was the only one which remained completely secured from the
flash floods in the year 2015 due to banishing of goat keeping.
They said that the violator was doctor by profession serving in
health department but he was camped in the valley for the last one
which is not being taken notice of by the concerned authorities.