Eight die, ten injured in road accident at Ragh Lasht

Published on: 16/10/2019 | Comments: No comments 

CHITRAL: At least eight people lost their lives and 10 others were injured when a passenger van fell into a deep ditch in Chitral ?who hit an other vehicle coming from opposite side.

According to SHO police station Koghuzai a ?passenger flying coach was travelling to ?Booni from Chitral? who was hit by a sport car at Raghlasht village and went out of driver?s control and fell into a deep ?ravine. ?6 passengers died on the spot while 2 die at hospital. while 10 others were injured. A woman was also among the injured. While a small boy of 8 years also died in the accident.

The bodies and the injured persons were shifted to District Headquarters Hospital Chitral. Sources said the death toll might increase as some of the injured were in critical condition. Initial reports suggested that six people died in the accident, while after a little while two injured succumbed to injuries and death toll mounted to eight.

The DHQ Hospital Chitral administration said the casualties were brought to the emergency department of the hospital at 11:00am. Emergency was declared at the hospital when the bodies and the injured were brought to the DHQ Hospital. Doctors and paramedics of DHQ Hospital covered the emergency despite they are on strike for the last three weeks.

Those who died in the accident ?were identified as ,Fazal Ali son of Sher Ali resident of Booni Teklasht, ?Muhammad Younus S/O Faraz of Seenlasht, Ali Muhammad of Zizde, Sohail Mirza S/O Mirza Khan of Charoon, Sarfaraz Lal S/O Quli Baig of Deewan goal Yarkhon,, Rehmat Hussain, Umar S/O Rahmat Hussain of yarkhun phashak, Farman Ali Khan S/O Najam Khan of Snooghur,

?while the injured included Sibghatullah S/O Abdullah Khan resident of Khone Chitral town, Adnan S/O Zargul Punjab, Mir Hakim Khan S/O Barzangi of Sewaht, Taj Muhammad S/O Ali Muhamad of Zazdi, Muhammad Ibrahim S/O Sher Saeed of Malkand, Jan Muhammad S/O Zar Muhammad of Ayun Atani, Sajjadur Rehman S/O Mutyeb Khan of Torkho Sorwakht, ?Nighat Khatoon D/O Mulazim Hussain of Reshun, Junaid Rehman S/O Khadim Nabi of Koghuzai and Masud Anwar S/O Noor Wali Shah resident of Kujo.

Most of those who died and sustained injuries were local people travelling in the flying coach. However, one injured belonged to Punjab and another to Malakand. Some serious patients were referred to Peshawar hospital who were taken in ambulance.

Traffic accidents routinely happen in Chitral mainly due to poor condition of roads and reckless driving by drivers. .. GH Farooqi, Chitral 16 Oct 2019

Chitralis angry over neglecting road projects in Budget allocations

Published on: 22/06/2019 | Comments: No comments 

Chitral: People of Mastuj and Garam Chashma have resorted to protest against roads in their areas being neglected in the budget allocation. At Mastuj a protest sit in has been announced at the Mastuj bridge from 24 Jun until funds are announced and released for the Mastuj Shandur road metalling project. Meanwhile people of Garam Chashma are also full of protest over the issue. District Council member Garam Chshma Muhammad Hussain who recently joined PTI also expressed his disappointment over the matter. Former MInister Saleem Khan in a press conference at Peshawar also decried neglect of Chitral Garam Chashma road. Meanwhile MPA? Wazirzada along with Sultan Mehmood met Senior minister KP Atif Khan and expressed their concern over the neglect of Garam Chshma road in the budget. The minister assured them of conveying their grievance to the PM and trying to solicit funds for the project. .. CN report, 22 Jun 2019

Incomplete Chitral bazar byepass road deteriorating fast

Published on: 23/09/2016 | Comments: 2 comments 

Chitral — The Chitral bazar byepass road which has been built after a delay of 40 years, is left incomplete to face the same fate as of other projects in Chitral. The byepass road side nullas are breaking up and the black top is giving in at different places. There is no arrangement for the underground electric wiring and street lights etc for which heavy amount of money had been allocated. People from all walks of life have demanded immediate attention towards the completion of the byepass road so that people can benefit from this 50 ft wide road which is the ‘highway’ in Chitral but elsewhere it would just be a lane. — CN report, 23 Sep 2016

Nazim expresses concern over shop breaks in Chitral Bazars

Published on: 25/08/2016 | Comments: 1 comment 

Chitral — Nadir Khan, naib nazim VC Balach, Chitral town has in a press statement expressed concern over the increasing cases of shop breaks in Chitral Bazars and markets during night time. He said police has identified the culprits in a number of cases but the occurrences of shop breaks have increased instead of ceasing. He demanded more police patrolling and monitoring during night time. He also demanded marking the mid line of the bypass road and constructing footpath on it to prevent accidents. — BH Azad, 25 Aug 2016