CHITRAL:? When roads get damaged due to land erosion or more so due to poor quality of initial construction, no one pays heed to it by way of repairing these damaged roads. The most people do is appeal to the MPA and MNA to repair the roads for them and this does not happen and the people of the area continue suffering from these damaged and pot-hole littered roads.
This time however the Ismaili community of Booni in line with celebrating the second anniversaryof the visit of HH Prince Karim Aga Khan to the area, showed a positive attitude and set an example whereby volunteer youth from the community took up upon themselves to raper the roads. It took only a few days and the roads have become usable and much better.? Otherwise it would have been lying in this condition for years and people continuously cursing MPA and MNA and the government.
The gleaming lesson learnt from this exercise by Ismaili volunteers is that “where there is a will, there is a way”, and that instead of looking towards the government and NGOs for everything, people should fold up their sleeves pick up their spades and shovels and get about doing the work.. and success will follow. ‘uth baand kamar kia drta hai, phir dekh khuda kia kerta hai’.? ?.. CN report, 10 Dec 2019