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Chitral: 80pc work on Booni bridge complete says DC Chitral

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CHITRAL: Deputy Commissioner Osama Ahmad Waraich on Sunday said due to the continuous monitoring, 80 per cent work on the stalled project of RCC bridge at Booni has now been completed. During a visit to the town in the early week of February this year, the DC had set the deadline of April 15th to complete the project. It may ...

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Chitral: FLI publishes another book in Khowar language

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ISLAMABAD: A Khowar book containing more than 357 proverbs of the language spoken dominantly in Chitral has been published with Urdu translation, says a press release. The Forum for Language Initiatives (FLI) provided technical and financial support to the young author, Afsar Ali Khan, in his effort to bring out the fascinating document in his native language. Khowar is one ...

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The winter of discontent

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SARA FARID This winter has found the residents of Chitral unsettled, after the unlucky vale was ravaged by not one but two natural calamities in 2015; floods and earthquakes. The damage could have been far worse; the villagers of Charun Oveer mostly build houses out of mud and stone so they are easy to rebuild. But most villagers say they’ve ...

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Chitral: Mass movement planned against Qaqlasht housing scheme

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BOONI: People of Booni at a meeting on Sunday decided to arrange a mass movement against the KP government’s plan to launch a housing scheme at the public pasture of Qaqlasht.Elected members of the Booni village councils 1 and 2 along with local notables and members of Tehreek Huqooq-e-Awam participated in the meeting which was held at the BLSO office. ...

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Chitral: Auditors detect irregularities in Lowari tunnel project

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ISLAMABAD: Audit authorities have found irregularities in the Rs9816 million Lowari Tunnel project aiming “to provide all-weather transportation link between Chitral and the rest of the country”. According to Director General of Audit Maqbool Gondal, the work related to providing monitoring and geo-technical instrument services was assigned to a firm, Geo Data, which is owned by the son of the ...

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Residents of Kalash valleys celebrate Chomos

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CHITRAL: People of Kalash tribe celebrated the last phase of their religious festival Chomos with their famous rituals, sheeshao(purification day) and goshang with great jubilance and fervour. Chomos, which is the longest festival of the year, started in September and entered its last stages with sheeshao and goshang being carried on December 16. ‘Earthquake was Allah’s wrath for Kalash community’s immoral ways’ The rituals Under the mores of sheeshao, all the ...

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Students from chitral protests for non-refund of waived fee

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Students from Chitral protests against the non-refund of the waived fee at Peshawar University campus. The students have demanded for the immediate refund of the fee. The protesters said that the university administration is delaying to refund the fee even the governor of the KPK had given clear direction for all the public sector universities to refund of waived fee ...

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Lots of singing and dance at Chitral festival

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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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Mysterious disease eating up trees in chitral national park

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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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Chitral: Markhor found dead in wildlife office

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Booni, Chitral: A wild goat (Markhor), which is the nationalized animal of Pakistan, is reported killed in the custody of wildlife department in Booni Chitral. According to Divisional Forest Officer Wildlife Imtiaz Hussain Lal, the injured Markhor was recovered on Booni road three days ago. He said the injured animal was taken to the wildlife department and treated by a veterinary ...

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