CHITRAL NEWS & VIEWS
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Glimpse of Chitral
Chitral is the farthest North district of Pakistan. Now it has been bifurcated into two districts namely Upper Chitral and Lower Chitral. Historically it has been a sovereign territory since early history. Buddhist , Khows, Kalash and Muslims ruled chitral 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 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 >>
- Kalash spring festival Chlim Jusht concludes in a low key mode [caption id="attachment_20403" align="alignleft" width="494"] Kalassh ChilmJusht festival 2020[/caption] CHITRAL: Kalash spring festival Chilm Jusht (Joshi) concluded in Bumboret. Held every year in the middle of May, the festival traditionally attracts large number… Read Further >>
- Some take science seriously by Pervez Hoodbhoy: WHEN the coronavirus suddenly emerged in Wuhan province, panicked Chinese authorities botched it badly and were sharply criticised internationally. Yet rapid self-correction led to a systematic, comprehensive and coordinated… Read Further >>
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- Ibn Rushd vs Ghazali: Did the Muslim world take a wrong turn? We need to re-kindle the spirit of Ibn Rushd and start a Renaissance in Islamic thought process by Aamir Butt : I am sure these days many decent Muslim men and women… Read Further >>
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- Annual Kalash Chilimjusht festival falls victim to COVID-19 CHITRAL: The ancient Kalash spring festival celebrated with festivity since thousands of years is one of the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. Every year preparations for the festival usually starts begining of… Read Further >>
- World coronavirus situation: Pakistan fares poorly Pakistan is amongst the countries that need to do a lot in controlling the COVID-19 virus. Where as some countries have almost controlled the spread of the virus, some doing well in… Read Further >>
- Pakistanis among top 10 angriest people in the world .. by Ambreen Shabbir The Gallup 2019 Global Emotions Report is out with a list of countries where the people were most stressed, worried, or angry in 2018. According to the report,… Read Further >>
- PTI leader wants list of ‘Ehsas’ benefeciaries publicly displayed CHITRAL: Prominent PTI activist and former president Insaf Students Federation Chitral district, Nazir Ahmad has criticized the methodology of distributing cash among 'deserving' people through the Ehsas program. He said nepotism and… Read Further >>
- Game changer: WB to help Pakistan develop a non formal education model .. by Haroon Hayder World Bank has decided to help Pakistan in formulating a non-formal education model aiming to impart basic literacy, labor market, and life skills to the uneducated and illiterate… Read Further >>
- Corona exposes Chitral’s dependency on outsiders CHITRAL: Since the begining of lockdown in March, due to the virus pandemic, it has become clear how much Chitralis are dependent on people from down districts. Although construction work has been… Read Further >>
- Flowers bloom amidst Corona gloom in Chitral CHITRAL: Although the gloomy atmosphere with respect to in increasing cases of the COVID-19 virus, the flowers of Chitral are in full bloom as if to console the dispirited people. This year… Read Further >>
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- Pakistan?s military expenditure increased by 70% in the past decade ..? ?by Jehangir Nasir Pakistan?s military expenditure had surged by 70 percent during the 2010-19 decade to reach $10.3 billion. An annual report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has… Read Further >>
- How to lose the corona war .. by Islamuddin After six weeks self isolation I ventured out today to visit my school which I had handed over to local administration the day before to house corona suspects coming… Read Further >>