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Chitral: JI man nominated for Chitral nazim


CHITRAL: The alliance of religious parties comprising JI and JUI-F announced on Friday the nomination of Maghfirat Shah of JI as their joint candidate for the coveted slot of district nazim. The alliance has a clear majority of 25 seats in a house of 38 in Chitral, with JI having 13 seats and JUI-F 12, respectively. These 25 seats also ...

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Chitral: JI-JUI alliance clinches majority in the local bodies election


CHITRAL: The JI-JUI-F alliance has clinched a clear majority in the local body polls in Chitral. As per unofficial results, out of 24 seats of district council, JUI-F got seven, JI six, PTI five, PPP three and APML two, while an independent candidate also secured victory. Out of 14 members of tehsil council Chitral, JI got six, JUI-F four, PPP ...

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Lots of singing and dance at Chitral festival


Via: Dawn Chilim Jusht spring festival of Kalash people concluded on Saturday after five days of festivities, attracting large number of tourists, including foreigners. Charsu (the central dancing place) of Bumburate reverberated with the songs for more than five hours on the last day. Hundreds of Kalash people, including boys and girls, danced in their traditional attires, marking the conclusion ...

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G-B and Chitral students protests against brutal killing at Karachi


Hundreds of students from Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral gathered outside the National Press Club in Islamabad and condemned the brutal killing of the Ismaili community members in Karachi on Wednesday. The participants of the protests were carrying placards inscribed with slogans against the barbaric massacre of the peaceful Ismaili community members. Candles were also lit in remembrance of those killed ...

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Mysterious disease eating up trees in chitral national park


CHITRAL: The mysterious disease that has caused drying up of thousands of deodar trees in Chitral Gol National Park has not attracted the attention of wildlife department during the last 10 years, Dawn news reported. A number of residents of the area said that the dried up national trees (deodar) were seen in every part of the park but its ...

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Two killed in Chitral road accidents


DAWN NEWSPAPER’S CORRESPONDENT CHITRAL: Two persons were killed and five seriously injured when two vehicles plunged into river in separate incidents here on Saturday morning. Chitral police said that the first accident took place near Torkhow village in upper Chitral when a van fell into the river from a height of over 1,000 feet, killing two persons. They were identified ...

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Injecting fresh blood into education department through merit


By A.M.Khan Bringing fresh blood to the education sector on merit, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has taken a significant step by allocating about 14pc of its budget on education. The government also prioritized health, police and land settlement reforms in the province. To conduct the examination of a new cadre of teachers, the government tasked the National Testing Service (NTS) ...

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Political parties using Shandur MoU as election card: MPAs


Two members of the provincial assembly (MPAs) belonging to the PPP and the PTI here on Sunday said the MoU on Shandur was signed between the KP and Gilgit-Baltistan governments with full sincerity of intentions to successfully organize the internationally-recognized annual Shandur festival. However, they added, some political parties have made the MoU controversial and using it as a card ...

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PTI celebrates 19th founding day in Chitral


The 19th founding anniversary of Pakistan Tahrik-e-Insaf (PTI) was commemorated at the local office of the party at PIA Chowk on Saturday. Senior member of the PTI, Muhammad Ali Jinnah Lal, was chief guest on the occasion. District president Abdul Latif, workers as well as office-bearers of the party were also present. The senior party leaders also cut a cake at ...

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Chitral: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) Chitral got ahead for the emancipation of women rights


Source: Chitral Today CHITRAL, April 25: Though almost all political parties never tire of claiming to work for the emancipation of women and for the right of marginalized communities including minorities, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) Chitral got ahead of all of them by practically proving it. As the rigmarole for the forthcoming local government elections continues along with leg-pulling and ...

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