District Nazim rejects current Local Govt system in KP as ‘dummy’

Published on: 16/10/2018 | Comments: No comments 

Chitral: District Nazim Chitral rejected the sitting Local Government setup in KPK as a mere showpiece with no power or authority. He said Musharraf’s system was much better than the current one where 11 departments were under the district government. Presently everything is controlled by provincial government and LG is just a formality he said.

The District Nazim criticised NGO’s and said they advertise the sufferings of people to the world to extract funds but spend less than 5 percent of the donated money on the poor.

The District Nazim said Alliance of two religious parties i.e Jamat Islami and Jamiat Ulema Islam is a need of the time and shall remain intact in Chitral irrespective of what happens in the rest of the country.

District Nazim was addressing a gathering at program ‘Mahraka’ arranged by Chitral press club. .. CN report, 16 Oct 2018

Is wearing of pant shirt by District Nazim an issue ?

Published on: 21/11/2017 | Comments: 2 comments 

Dear Sir,
Chitral is a very strange place. It has a knack of picking up non issues and turning them into front line matters of ‘concern’.

Currently the visit of District Nazim Haji Maghfirat Shah to the USA, during which he is seen wearing a pant instead of shalwar is the burning topic of discussion in Chitral. What a pity. How does it matter what the Nazim wears as long as it conforms to decency and normalcy.

We are very simple (rather naive) people. Clever manipulists can create issues and turn the public attention towards anything they manufacture. Real issues of honesty, capacity, dutifulness, truthfulness are relegated to the back benches. I was very perturbed by this latest issue come up in Chitral and therefore request you to publish my views on it. .. Shamsuddin, Chitral 21 Nov 2017.

Broghil Festival concludes, Nazims attend

Published on: 24/09/2016 | Comments: 1 comment 

Chitral — Boroghil Festival 2016 concluded on the 18th day of September. Beginning on the 16th, the festival was held by Local council in collaboration with the Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP) whereas the awards for different events were provided by Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board (AKYSB) upper Chitral. The festival featured tournaments of Horse polo, Yak polo, Donkey polo, Cricket and Football among the teams of various villages of Boroghil. Member Provincial Assembly Sardar Hussain attended the first two days of the tournament whereas Tehsil Nazim Haji Maghfirat Shah flew in on the final day as the Chief Guest. Tehsil Naib Nazim Abdul Shakur and various other deputies accompanied him on the occasion.
On the final day of the tournament, Chikar B came out victorious in Yak polo beating Chikar A, Lashkar Gaz B claimed the title of Donkey Polo championship by beating Garum Chashma A whereas Chitral Scouts stole the show by clinching the championships in football and cricket by beating Lashkar Gaz and Chilmarabad respectively. Addressing the crowed at the final ceremony, Rahmat Ali, Union council Boroghil, congratulated the local council for successfully organizing the tournament through their meager resources. Representing the people of Boroghil, he presented a number of development proposals to the chief guest. Notable among them were the construction of at least one primary school for girls—which to date doesn’t exist in the area, construction of a hospital that could be accessible in reasonable time in times of emergency, shifting wheat stall (Godam) from Garam Chashma to Garel which is easily accessible to most villages in Boroghil and improvement of road networks and construction of a bridge to help connect far flung villages of Boroghil with the rest of Chitral. He also appealed to the chief guest to declare the festival a calendar event of the district Chitral to ensure it was organized regularly and in a better way in the years to come. boroghil-festival

The Chief Guest Shah promised to take up all the proposed projects and promised to send Engineer immediately to survey the proposed projects. He promised to reimburse PKR 300,000 to the local council for this year’s festival and promised to provide PKR 500,000 to organize the festival next year. While he promised to work on all the proposed projects immediately, he also stressed that people of Boroghil break through the status quo way of living and try to find better ways of living, enhance their intellectual and leadership capabilities so that they can reap the benefits of any future development.
broghil2In between the final matches and the ceremony, Chitral Heritage and Environmental Protection Society (CHEPS), headed by Rehmat Ali Jaffar Dost, organized awareness session about education and climate change and cleanliness walk around the polo ground. Saif Uddin, a graduate in Musicology from National College of Arts, Lahore and Yaqoob Ali, a graduate of Lahore University of Management Sciences—members, CHEPS— conducted the awareness sessions, a wave of school-going boys and girls, adults and aged men and women led by the District Naib Nazim Abdul Shakur swept the ground to clean up all the trash scattered around it.
It is worth noting that most of the area of Boroghil Valley still lacks road networks. Most of the travelling takes place on foot or rides—horse rides, donkey rides etc. The Local council said it organized the festival to garner the attention of government as well private entities to enhance tourism of the area which they believe will bring the area to the limelight and help propel development in the area. — Rehmat Ali Jaffar Dost, 24 Sep 2016.