CHITRAL: The population of Kalash tribe nestled in the three tucked away valleys of Chitral, namely Bumburet, Rumbur and Birir settlements, is increasing steadily instead of waning as was believed by many. This statement was made by the Special Assistant to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Wazirzada, who himself belongs to the minority Kalash tribe.
Wazirzada said at the time of independence the population of Kalashas was 1200, whereas now it is more than 4000, he added. He was addressing the inaugural session of the Uchal festival in Rumbur valley. The function was attended by Officials of the provincial government and minority representatives from over the province. …Muhkamuddin, 24 Aug 2022