Beggars swarm Chitral to enjoy weather, do business

Published on: 01/06/2019 | Comments: No comments 

Chitral: When the weather heats up in the plains beggar families migrate to cooler heights to spend the season and also practice their profession i.e beggary. This year also many beggar families have alighted on Chitral and can be seen in the bazars begging. The beggars also include young girls which make them more prominent to be noted. Although technically as Pakistani citizen any one has the right to move any where? in the country but when the same becomes becomes a source of nuisance nuisance and on public complaints, administrative action can be taken and such beggars can be deported from the district. People have demanded same from the district administration. .. CN report, 01 Jun 2019.

Visiting beggars influx threatens Chitral’s culture

Published on: 26/01/2018 | Comments: No comments 

Chitral : Chitral has traditionally been known to be devoid of street beggars and beggary was considered a base occupation by the people. However since some years, beggars from down country have started turning to Chitral given the kind and soft attitude of the people. Such beggars would be found in summers usually but but now you can see beggars in the bazaars in this extreme cold weather. Such beggars, often burqa clad women with young children accompanying them are a visible threat to both the culture and the security of the area. The administration with little effort can turn them back from where they came. Crime is one aspect that can accompany undocumented and leadless people wandering the streets in the garb of beggars .. BH Azad, 26 Jan 2018