CHITRAL NEWS & VIEWS
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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 >>
- Trump wants experts ‘bring light inside the body’ to kill the coronavirus President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, April 20, 2020, in Washington.?AP Photo/Alex Brandon President Donald Trump suggested that scientists… Read Further >>
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- Insaf Teachers Association Chitral deplores breach of merit in appointments CHITRAL: Insaf Teachers Association (ITA) Lower Chitral, has in a press release strongly condemned the breach of merit while appointing PST teachers in different UCs of lower Chitral. The statement said the… Read Further >>
- Pakistani nation: A hero here, zero there CHITRAL: It is very unique of the Pakistani people that where they are way ahead in one field, they are miserably lacking in the other more important one. When it comes to… Read Further >>
- Chitrali Doctor authors outstanding book on medicine ISLAMABAD: Dr Zubaida Sirang from Chitral has become the first ophthalmologist from Pakistan whose book has made it to the list of ?best ophthalmology books of all times? by BookAuthority. BookAuthority?is the… Read Further >>
- State bows before clerics; allows collective prayers in Ramadan CHITRAL: After a meeting with religious scholars which he called 'Ijmaa', the president of Pakistan announced in an upbeat tone that various issues regarding offering of prayers during Ramadan have been agreed… Read Further >>
- Thousands attend funeral of Tableeghi Jamat Amir CHITRAL: Estimated five thousand people attended the funeral prayers and burial rites of the local tableeghi Jamat Amir Haji Hazrat Wali at Drosh on Wednesday, who had passed away after a brief… Read Further >>
- Strict oath be administered to disbursers of Corona funds CHITRAL: A very strict oath under the Holy Quran needs to be administered to all those officials and personnel who are dealing with the Coronavirus funds. Although in an honest society this… Read Further >>
- Social Media and Coronavirus; the Mighty Equalizers CHITRAL: There has proven to be a distinct similarity between the current coronavirus and the equally viral social media. Both have proved great equilisers. Before the advent of the social medial the… Read Further >>
- CV-19, MPA-DC telecon, Afridi charity show: Time to apologise CHITRAL: It is time for rendering of apologies in Chitral. Whether it be from the district administration for violating their own imposed law of sec 144 and holding a public meeting for… Read Further >>
- Time to revisit perceptions about Chitralis CHITRAL: Some misconceptions regarding Chitralis which are thus far much too believed need to be clarified, as it is the age of transparency and no fact regarding a people should be shrouded… Read Further >>
- Coronavirus comes as a blessing for cats and dogs and wild animals, as China bans eating them SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - The Chinese city of Shenzhen has banned the eating of dogs and cats as part of a wider clampdown on the wildlife trade since the emergence of the… Read Further >>
- Administration draws flak for flouting sec 144 in organizing Afridi charity show CHITRAL: Social and political circles have criticized the district and divisional administration for violating their own imposed section 144 in the district. Prominent Cricket star turned philanthropist Shahid? Khan Afridi had been… Read Further >>
- Remembering Khalil Gibran Khalil .. by Mir Wazir Khan Khalil Gibran Khalil (for Muslim) and Kahlil Gibran Kahlil (for Christian) is perhaps the most widely read author of the early 20th century.? Gibran was born on… Read Further >>
- KP business community urge govt to work out schedule for ending lockdown PESHAWAR, April 09-The business community of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has urged upon both federal and provincial governments to convene a consultative meeting of all stakeholders to prepare a comprehensive strategy for ending lockdown… Read Further >>
- Man survives lying under running train to win bet ..? by Sajawal Rehman A man in Sahiwal has won an odd bet by coming out harmless after lying on a train track as the train passed over him. Going by the… Read Further >>