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 Brief news about chitral This page lists brief news regarding Chitral without going into the details of the news. It is essentially the crux or the takeaway from news. Read Further >>
- Girls against boys and the winner is… There has been an alarming increase in the rate of suicide amongst the young female population in Chitral. The phenomenon needs to be studied carefully and elaborately to identify the reasons and… Read Further >>
- Urban Planning in Chitral is inevitable now For the last few years change in lifestyle and social infrastructure is going to take place very rapidly in Chital. The tunnelising of Lowari pass and the new road and the bypass… Read Further >>
- Improvement in Education system The syllabus presently taught in our schools is not the actual issue. It is the traditional teaching system in our schools which has to be improved. Teaching method must be assisted by… Read Further >>
- Energy policy should get top priority A clear, well defined and aggressive Energy policy should be the top priority of the new government formed after the next elections. We are suffering from deprivation for no other reason than… Read Further >>
- Curb meat consumption to reduce violence The element of violence and intolerance in our every day behaviour is fast increasing. One reason I think, is the over consumption of meat amongst our population. Even in the animal world… Read Further >>
- ‘Buy a Democracy’ in Pakistan According to a report in an Urdu daily, the asking price for a person desirous of becoming a Senator from the Tribal areas has surged to a swopping figure of Rs 24… Read Further >>
- Post border attack, introspection required The tragic incident of infiltrators from across the border attacking our security posts at Arandu and causing gross casualties should be an eye opener for all who have the responsibility to protect… Read Further >>
- Democracy getting dangerous, needs immediate reforms Democracy as practiced in Pakistan had since long become synonymous with corruption and mal-governance but now it has also become dangerous for the social fabric of the society. The concept of grabbing… Read Further >>
- E-Voting – Why not Immediate Implementation? Electronic voting is being implemented every where in the world at a rapid pace. Countries like India and Bangla Desh have also adopted the new technology. Pakistan has a good basic infrastructure… Read Further >>
- One Global Army for the world – 4 The idea of a global army or global police force, transcends beyond, ideologies, religions, Al Qaidas, White masters etc and all. It is simply an idea for an administrative arrangement of policing… Read Further >>
- One Global Army for the world – 3 A naive idea of trust in those who are responsible for making weapons (both conventional and non-conventional) and then create markets for them! Our white masters know well where, how and where… Read Further >>
- One Global Army for the world – 2 Yes a global army is the very need of the day. The world nations in general, and Pakistan in particular, have to fairly and squarely review their military set ups. The present… Read Further >>
- One Global Army for the world The recent operation by US military forces deep inside Pakistan to get their wanted target Osama bin Laden tells us clearly how the world has changed. Even a decade ago such an… Read Further >>
- Usefully engaging Jail inmates I get this idea from a news story published in Daily Mail (read details). Why should we also not employ jailed criminals to clean the roads and other hard labour instead of… Read Further >>
- “Let Justice be done, may the heavens fall” Words of the Chief Justice of Pakistan come as a breath of fresh air in a suffocatingly uncertain environment in Pakistan. The bold declaration at a time when the law of the… Read Further >>
- Presidential government? The present strife in the country over demand for new provinces is understandable as the ongoing system is not delivering. It is indeed a burden on the country's exchequer and a cause… Read Further >>
- Chitral; quickest way to progress The district of Chitral, though gifted with bounties by mother nature, is always found to be at the edge of existence when contemporary progress and development is considered. Whether it be mineral… Read Further >>
- Replace Urdu with Arabic – 4 With reference to the views of respectable writers on the subject, I thank them for the generation of a fruitful discourse on a very important but hitherto ignored issue. The writers have… Read Further >>
- Replace Urdu with Arabic – 3 This is with reference to the letters written by Editor CN Fardad Ali Shah and renowned economist Dr Tariqullah Khan, suggesting replacement of Urdu with Arabic as the national language for Pakistan.… Read Further >>
- Replace Urdu with Arabic – 2 'Replace Urdu with Arabic' is a great idea of immense national significance. The Editor CN has highlighted its irrefutable religious, civilizational and social importance. The benefits of the idea are of similar… Read Further >>