News/Info Briefs

πŸ‘‰ Farid Jan Advocate of PTI won the Tehsil Nazim Drosh bye election by bagging 11300 vtes against his rival Shaukat Ul Mulk of the PMLN who secured 8535 votes. The winner was backed by Jamaat Islami while the runner up was backed by JUI, PPP, ANP etc.. 29 Apr 2024

πŸ‘‰ A delegation of Chitralis, led by Provincial Coordinator Chamber of Commerce, Sartaj Ahmad Khan visited Shabqadar to offer Fateha and pay homage to late Gul Hamad Farooqi at his home and grave on behalf of the people of Chitral. .. 29 Apr 2024

πŸ‘‰ Chitral’s potent and efficient senior journalist, Gul Hamad Farooqi, called it a day, rather early and unexpectedly when he suffered a fatal cardiac arrest in the wee hours of Saturday morning. He was taken to the DHQ but could not survive the massive heart attack. His body was taken for burial to Shabqadar where he originally belonged. Farooqi had married in Chitral and was settled here since last many decades pursuing his free lance journalism. He was known for bold criticism of any mis-management in govt departments and was very popular with his followers for this. Due to his fearless reporting and presenting the problems of the helpless people, he could aptly be called the ‘Robin Hood’ of journalism in Chitral. Rip GH Farooqi .. 27 Apr 2024

πŸ‘‰ PIA is restarting air service to Chitral wefΒ  30 April. The twice weekly flight would depart Islamabad at 14:00 hrs (2 pm) and depart Chitral for Islamabad at 15:40 hr(3:40 pm) .. 15 Apr 2024

πŸ‘‰ According to former Finance minister Hafeez Pasha, 20 million youth in Pakistan are jobless, and because of this the rate of crime in big cities has increased tremendously in the past one year . .. 03 Apr 2024

πŸ‘‰ Pakistan has become so weak from within due to poor and corrupt governance that India’s Modi has displayed the guts to say that it will ‘factory reset Pakistan’ after winning the next elections due shortly. .. 26 Mar 2024

πŸ‘‰ Qari Buzurg Shah Al Azhari, a prominent religious scholar and long time official Qari of the government of Pakistan has been awarded ‘Sitara e Imtiaz’ on Pakistan day. He also holds the award ofΒ  ‘pride of performance’. Qari Buzurg Shah hails from Oveer , upper Chitral. .. 24 Mar 2024

πŸ‘‰ Pakistan’s former Ambassador to Kuwait, Muhammad Aslam Khan hailing from Shogran upper Chitral breathed his last in Kuwait city, where he had taken up residence after retirement. His body is being brought to Pakistan and buried at his ancestral graveyard, Shogran. .. 14 Mar 2024

πŸ‘‰ In a pitiful display of unethical conduct, shopkeepers in Chitral bazar immediately increased the prices of essential snow managing items like spades shovels, rubber boots etc by two to three fold after the current snowfall, exploiting the helplessness of the people. It may be noted that most of these shopkeepers are regular five time prayer goers. .. 03 Mar 2024

πŸ‘‰ Saudi Arabia has donated 100 ton of dates to Pakistan to be distributed among the needy ahead of Ramazan.It is is however to be seen how justly are these dates distributed. The record of our government agencies and NGOs in this respect is not good, though. .. 02 Mar 2024

πŸ‘‰ Ms Suraya Bibi MPA from PK1 upper Chitral was elected Deputy Speaker of the KP Assembly with 87 votes against 19. She has the distinction of not only being the first Deputy Speaker from Chitral but also being the first lady to be elected directly to the Provincial Assembly on a general seat from the province. President PTI Upper Chitral Shahzada Sikander Ul Mulk played an effective role in getting her elected to the Assembly. .. 29 Feb 2024

πŸ‘‰ Salahuddin PCS SG( BPS-20), from Seenlasht lower Chitral has been posted as Secretary Population Welfare Department Khyberpukhtunkhwa. As an additional responsibility, he will also be serving as the Secretary of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Ombudsman Secretariat Peshawar... 26 Jan 24

πŸ‘‰ The dirty face of Pakistani politics was exhibited in Peshawar when a father killed his son yesterday after an altercation of whom to support in the comming elections. .. 24 Jan 24

πŸ‘‰ Microsoft has emerged as the most valuable publicly traded company, a position long held by Apple. This shift in fortunes occurred briefly during intraday trading on Thursday but was solidified by the end of Friday’s U.S. trading session. .. 13 Jan 24

πŸ‘‰ Wali Muhammad Khan Yaftali of Laspur has been appointed to the new created position of Regional Program Manager (RPM) of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAHP). .. 12 Jan 24

πŸ‘‰ The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s interim government has extended sales tax to Malakand Division and merged tribal districts after consultation with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority’s policy board. ..10 Jan 24

πŸ‘‰ In a leap towards a cleaner and greener future, Islamabad is set to witness a transformation in public transportation. A Chinese company has prepared the inaugural fleet of electric public transport buses, marking a stride in sustainable mobility. ..09 Jan 24

πŸ‘‰ Subedar Noor Hussain Khan of Charun has passed away. He was the elder brother of Subedar Hashim Khan and former Secretary Local Bodies and PTI leader Rehmat Ghazi Khan. ..06 Jan 24

πŸ‘‰ Sardar Ali Sardar Aman, ex PMG, passed away after a brief illness in Peshawar. He will be buried at ancestoral village Booni.He was the father of Addl Secy Javed Ali, Imtiaz Ali, and father in law of DIG Syed Fida Hasan Shah. Sardar Ali Sardar Aman was an iconic personlity of Chitral who enjoyed the respect of one and all. As PMG, he provided employment to hundreds of Chitralis in the postal department. He was known for being an upright and honest person in his every day life. .. 30 Dec 23

πŸ‘‰ Did you know; Indian housewifes hold 11 percent of world’s gold. That is more than reserves of USA, IMF, Switzerland and Germany put together. .. 27 Dec 23

πŸ‘‰ The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has warned that the non-filers of income tax returns are expected to face serious consequences of suspending bank accounts and a ban on local and foreign traveling through motorways and international air travel. .. 25 Dec 23

πŸ‘‰ New York is the worlds richest city, home to 65 billionaires and over 380,000 millionaires .. 24 Dec 23

πŸ‘‰ Pakistan remains the single largest importer of tea in the world and imported 231,449 tons of tea worth Rs. 139 billion or ~$500 million during FY23. .. 22 Dec 23

πŸ‘‰ Bill Gates makes $10.95 million per day β€” More than 4 times what the average person earns in a lifetime. .. 18 Dec 2023

πŸ‘‰ PTCL has signed a Share Purchase Agreement with Telenor Pakistan for the acquisition of a 100% stake in Telenor Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd (Telenor Pakistan) .. 14 Dec 23

πŸ‘‰ One of the world’s richest person Warren Buffett has discussed his will in a rare letter, pledging to donate β€˜99%-plus’ of fortune after gifting millions of Berkshire Hathaway shares .. Source

πŸ‘‰ Afroze-Numa, a lady from Gilgit-Baltistan has been named among the BBC’s 100 inspiring and influential women for 2023. .. 21 Nov 23

πŸ‘‰ The longest tunnel is 57 km and connects Switzerland with Italy. It took 17 years to build. Our lowari tunnel is only 8.5 Km and it took four decades to build.. and is still incomplete. .. 13 Nov 23

πŸ‘‰ In the ongoing drive of repatriating illegal Afghan refugees, the government has ordered police not to arrest Afghan Ismailies, as the govt of Canada is considering to accept them for resettlement in their country. .. Source

πŸ‘‰ China just announced it birthed the world’s first living ‘chimeric’ monkey – an animal created in a lab using special cells. Researchers took cells from two embryos of the same monkey species – crab-eating macaques – that were genetically different and fused them together. .. 10 Nov 23

πŸ‘‰ The National Highway Authority (NHA) has decided to impose fines on vehicles entering the motorways without an M-Tag. The authority has made it mandatory for all vehicles to get an M-Tag before December 31 in order to use Pakistan’s motorways. .. 10 Nov 23

πŸ‘‰ During negotiations on the first review of Pakistan’s $3 billion Standby Arrangement, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has called for the imposition of taxes on the retail, real estate, and agricultural sectors, as per the Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) sources. .. 09 Nov 23

πŸ‘‰ Mansa Musa, the emperor of Mali (1312-1337) is believed to be the known richest person to have ever lived on the surface of the earth. This claim is often sourced to an article in CelebrityNetWorth, which claims that Musa’s wealth was the equivalent of today’s US$400 billion. .. 08 Nov 23

πŸ‘‰ The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) on Monday said that Pakistan suffers from one of the highest levels of illicit trade in Asia with the combined value of smuggling, under-invoicing, mis-declaration of imports, counterfeiting, and adulteration estimated at $68 billion or 20 percent of the formal economy. .. 07 Nov 23

πŸ‘‰ According to a news report recently, 90 percent beggars inside the Harmain Sharif ( holy mosques) of Khana e Kaaba and Masjid Nabvi are Pakistanis .. 05 Nov 23

πŸ‘‰ The Pakistan Army has taken upon itself to to start Agricultural Farming on 41,000 Acres in South Waziristan. This is a very positive step as the vast resources of the army is used in productive ventures needing able bodied man power... 03 Nov 23

πŸ‘‰ Chewing food thoroughly to the point of liquefying it can alleviate most digestive problems like bloating, heartburn, gut leak, etc. Nutritionists propose “drink your food and chew your water”, meaning take your water also in small sips and chew it as if chewing food before swallowing .. Source

πŸ‘‰ Bidding for Markhor Trophy Hunting in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was conducted on Monday in which outfitters registered with the Ministry of Climate Change participated. The highest bid was offered by M/S Mehran Safari for $212,000 equivalent to PKR 58,777,127/ for a single Markhor to be hunted at Toshi-I area of Chitral. This is highest rate ever offered in the history of Markhor Trophy Hunting. .. Source

πŸ‘‰ The worlds largest hotel Abraj Kudai with 10000 rooms, 70 restaurants and four roof top helipads is set to open in Saudi Arabia. .. 28 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ PTI dissident and head of the newly formed political party PTI (Parliamentarians) and former CM, Pervez Khattak is scheduled to address public meetings at Booni on 30 Oct, and at Chitral town on 31 Oct. PPP dissident Haji Ghulam Muhammad along with others will join the new party at the Booni meeting while other PPP dissident Shahzada Khalid Pervez who has also resigned from the Tehsil Chairmanship is to join the new party on 31 Oct at the Chitral meeting. .. 27 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ The GB Wild life department and Administration has held an auction of Markhor hunting licenses and the highest bid accepted for a permit to hunt the Astor markhor has fetched a record $186,000. .. 25 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ According to PMLN leader Rana Sanaullah, more than one billion rupees were spent on the recent welcome and public meeting of Nawaz Sharif. Independent observers quote this figure even higher. .. 25 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ Pakistanis own $19.2 billion in offshore wealth, with $10 billion of it invested in Dubai’s property. Compared to 2021, foreign assets of the country’s rich dipped by $1.1 billion in 2022 due to a sharp decline in assets from $5 billion to $4 billion held in Asian tax havens, reported Express Tribune. .. 24 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ Scientists have invented the ‘whitest paint ever’ which reflects 98 percent of sunlight, thus eliminating the need for air conditioning in future. .. 23 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ There are enough restaurants in New York City for one person to eat out every night for 54 years and never visit the same place twice. .. 23 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ In the first nine months of 2023, more than 630,000 Pakistanis left the country in search of better job opportunities abroad. People who move abroad for studies or through any other routes such as direct immigration are not included in this list. Last year, 832,339 Pakistanis proceeded abroad for the purpose of employment, the highest figure since 2016. .. Source

πŸ‘‰ X has officially announced its intention to implement charges for new users accessing the service formerly identified as Twitter. The company has unveiled a new subscription plan named β€œNot a Bot,” currently undergoing testing in New Zealand and the Philippines. .. 20 Oct 2023

πŸ‘‰ Chitrali footballer Alamgir Ghazi stood out as being part of the Pakistan Football team which beat Cambodia in the FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers. Football though being a popular sport in Pakistan has not been able to produce noticeable results in international competitions. The current win in a FIFA qualifying match is an encouraging moment for Pakistan Football. .. 19 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has directed the Inland Revenue (IR)-Operations Wing to chalk out the policy and legal position for taking extreme coercive measures of sealing of bank accounts of taxpayers for recovery purposes. .. 19 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ Before passing away Albert Einstein spoke few words in German. The only person present beside him to listen to that was a nurse and she didn’t speak German. .. 18 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ “Honesty is the Best Policy”. Setting an example of honesty, conductor of ‘Hindukush Express’Β  the premier bus service of Chitral, has returned a found wallet of a passenger containing Rs 55000/- and Bank cards etc to the passenger, through the driver. The Company management has rewarded both the conductor and driver with a cash sum of Rs 55000/- each. .. 15 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ The GSM Association has released its Mobile Internet Connectivity Report for 2023, uncovering that approximately 55% of the global population, which amounts to roughly 4.3 billion individuals, now possess smartphones. .. 15 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ In a first of it’s case of a long jump for a Kalash girl, Kalash cricketer Saira Jabeen has been selected to play with the Parramatta District Cricket club, Australia. She belongs to Rumbur valley and is daughter of Engineer Khan Kalash. .. 13 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ In a surprise move the nominee for PPP ticket for PK1 haji Ghulam Muhammad announced his resignation from the party. He however thanked the district and higher leadership for nominating him for the PA seat, but said the slander campaign against him on social media by some party workers has compelled him to part ways with the party. .. 12 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ The Albatross is the largest bird that can go years without landing. They spend their first 6 years of life flying over the ocean before coming to the land to mate. It is capable of traveling more than 10,000 miles in a single journey and circumnavigating the globe in 46 days. .. 12 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ Pakistan’s international football player hailing from Charun village of upper Chitral, Muhammad Rasool has donated 16.5 Kanals of land free of cost in his home village for a sports complex. This was stated by the Deputy Commissioner upper Chitral office. .. 10 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ Abida Bibi d/o chief Kalash Qazi Sherzada of Rumbur valley became the first Kalash lady to qualify the KP public service commission for appointment as subject specialist in physics with a grade 17 pay scale. .. 09 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ Pakistan’s gross public debt has increased faster than its gross domestic product (GDP) in the last 20 years. Our debt has increased by Rs. 38 Trillion in last 5 years.. 09 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ Police in Lahore confiscated 400 Kg dead and haraam meat which was being supplied to marriage halls. Earlier last month dead chicken meat being supplied to restaurants in Islamabad was seized by the food authority and police. So much for the moral standards of the nation.. 07 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ According to PILDAT, the expenditure from the public exchequer on the National Assembly is Rs 6 crore 65 lack per day and during the session period is 2 crore 42 crore per hour.. 06 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ Assuming that international prices and the Pakistani Rupee remain at the same level for the next 10 days, a report by Arif Habib Limited expects local petrol and diesel prices to go down by Rs. 41/liter and Rs. 19/liter in the next fortnightly prices effective from 16 October 2023.. 06 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ World’s Highest Natural Cricket Stadium the ‘Pissan’ stadium located in Nagar valley (Gilgit Baltistan) at 8500 ft above sea level has been inaugurated.. 06 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ A militant of the Tehrik Taliban Pakistan ( TTP) namely Rehman uddin hailing from Chitral was arrested along with three others in a raid conducted by concerned security authorities. Strange as it is, because Chitralis have normally never associated themselves with militant organizations.. 06 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ A countrywide National Emergency Alert system was tested in USΒ  for the first time, when all the mobile phones in the country started receiving alert message at the same time. The test was declared successful.. 05 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ A 73-year-old resident of the Upper Chitral district, who had been missing from home for 45 years, has been handed over to his family with the support of Jamia Rabbania Kasbah Colony Karachi .. Source

πŸ‘‰ First electricity smart meter has been installed in Islamabad to usher a new era in billing of this troubling monster. The meter will work on pre-paid basis like the cellular service companies i.e it will work as long as there is money in the account and stop on exhaustion of the money, requiring a recharge.. 05 Oct 23

πŸ‘‰ Elections; PPP has nominated Shahzada Khalid Parvez, Haji Ghulam Muhammad and Saleem Khan as candidates for NA1, PK1 and PK2 (Chitral) districts respectively.. 05 Oct 2023

πŸ‘‰ Japanese scientists have created an MRI machine that can record your dreams and reconstruct them for you to watch while you are awake.. 04 Oct 23