CHITRAL NEWS & VIEWS
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Glimpse of Chitral Valley
Chitral is the farthest North district of Pakistan. Now it has been bifurcated into two districts namely Upper and Lower Chitral. Historically it has been a sovereign territory since early history. Buddhist , Khows, Kalash and Muslims ruled chitral news valley in different intervals.
The last rulers were the Katooray tribe whose members still enjoy high positions in Chitral. The two main sects of Muslims in Chitral valley Are Sunni Muslims 70 percent and Ismailia Muslims 30 percent.
Chitral is home to the ancient Kalash tribe which makes it a great tourist attraction. It also homes Pakistan’s longest road tunnel namely Lowari Tunnel (8.5 Km). Magnificent mountains with a Terichmir peak beautiful, peaceful, and tourist-friendly people also with 6th highest peak in the world.
Chitral was always devoid of adequate communication facilities. During WW II, the ruler employed a ‘specialist’ to listen to BBC News on the only radio which belonged to the ruler and translates news about the war. I launched CHITRAL NEWS in 1993 first as a weekly Urdu newspaper named ‘Hindukush Chitral’.
In 2003 when the internet became available I transferred the paper to an online mode after renaming it as CHITRAL-NEWS. It stand out as the pioneer of honest and bold journalism in Chitral and has shown the way to many other online publications.
Published online and updated multiple times a day- CHITRAL NEWS
It is the only publication from Chitral syndicated by Google for reporting news on Chitral. Chitral News also enjoys a high page ranking of 5 on Google page rank which depicts the high quality of its readers. It has a decent presence on Facebook with over 4000 likes.
- Chitral News Briefs This page lists brief headings from newslets regarding Chitral without going into the details of the news. It is essentially the crux or the takeaway from news. Read Further >>
- Immigration of ex heads of state, government, armed forces, judiciary be banned. CHITRAL: Dear Sir, Through your esteemed online news service, I would like to recommend to the Parliament of Pakistan to make a law which bans all Heads of State, Heads of Government,… Read Further >>
- Dicing with death: College students throw Covid parties and gamble on it .. by Ashley Collman Exterior view of the Baptist Health Coronavirus Care Clinic in Montgomery, Alabama, on March 23, 2020. Taylor Hill/Getty A city council member in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, told ABC News on Wednesday that… Read Further >>
- What is a threat to Islam and what is not (urdu video) In the backdrop of constructing a Hindu temple in Islamabad Read Further >>
- Prominent Islamic scholar says according to Imam Abu Hanifa prayers can be offered in native language CHITRAL: Prominent Muslim Scholar Dr Shabir Ally says, according to the teachings of Imam Abu Hanifa, who has the largest following among Sunni muslims, Prayers can be offered in one's native language… Read Further >>
- Why Elections Fail the Country Again and Again CHITRAL: Pakistan despite having God gifted natural resources and a wonderful people has always been failed by our system of government. Time after time we hold elections and governments are formed every… Read Further >>
- Imran Khan’s Madina Model: How and By Whom? .. by Mir Wazir Khan Imran Khan has been the centre of many debates and discussion ever since he made a political party (Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaaf) and entered into the murky waters of… Read Further >>
- Police Officer Gets Arrested for “Passing” a CSS Exam It can only happen in Pakistan.. specially Sindh .. by Raza Rizvi In an odd turn of events, a Sindh police officer from Pano Aqil city has been arrested after a report… Read Further >>
- Divisional Commissioner makes challenging promises to Chitralis CHITRAL: The Divisional Commissioner Malakand Division Riaz Khan Mehsud during his extensive official stay in Chitral has kindled hope in the hearts of the Corona beaten Chitralis, by making optimistic but rather… Read Further >>
- What they don’t tell you about surviving COVID-19 .. by Mike Moffitt Photo: SerhiiHudak/Barcroft Media Via Getty Images A chest X-ray of a COVID-19 patient shows "consolidation," a radiological term refering to dense opacities obscuring lung vessels and bronchial walls.… Read Further >>
- Coronavirus ‘now a wild cat not tiger’ and might peter out without vaccine Professor Matteo Bassetti, an infectious disease expert at the Policlinico San Martino hospital in Italy, says Covid-19 is becoming less deadly as it spreads and could die out before a vaccine is… Read Further >>
- GLOF issues Golen Gol Glacial outburst warning [caption id="attachment_20633" align="alignleft" width="258"] A GLOF threat-internet pic[/caption] CHITRAL: The UNDP funded project GLOF (glacial lake outburst floods) which monitors glacial behaviour has issued warning for an impending glacial outburst in the… Read Further >>
- Chitral districts hit new highs in Covid-19 cases CHITRAL: With 7 new positive cases of the Covid-19 virus in both upper and Lower Chitral each in one day, the total cases have risen to 63 in upper Chitral and 90… Read Further >>
- Unique Tales from the Shandur Pass .. by Fateh-Ul-Mulk Ali Nasir Shandur Lake Unique Tales from the Shandur Pass The Shandur Pass is the junction of the Khowar speaking world. On one side lies Chitral, the heartland of the Kho people and on… Read Further >>
- Here’s how humans are trying to live forever .. by Andrea Schmitz and Benji Jones Death has no cure, but thanks to breakthroughs in medicine and robotics we're closer than ever to finding one. Studies have shown that new drugs like rapamycin can increase the lifespan… Read Further >>
- Hope again: Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug in Coronavirus By Michelle RobertsHealth editor, BBC News online A cheap and widely available drug can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus. The low-dose steroid treatment dexamethasone is a major… Read Further >>
- Govt needs to adopt a new sensible policy for payment of pensions CHITRAL: The recent budget shows that a huge amount of Rs 421 billion has been allocated for payment of pensions to government employees for the year. This amount keeps snowballing every year.… Read Further >>