I saw on facebook a list of demands put up to the prime minister during his visit to Chitral. Amongst the list was a a naive demand about starting air service between Chitral and Khorog in Tajikistan. For those who have seen Khorog, it is a shanty town, maybe even worse placed than Chitral. Who on earth came up with this ‘wise’ idea.
For starting an air service between the two towns,?first both of them have to be upgraded to an intentional airport status. Then you have to find reasons for the service as both the towns are pretty feeble in economic activities. After the first couple of flights there would be dearth of passengers to travel the route. PIA attempted Islamabad-Dushanbe flights a couple of times but had to give up within two months. Have things changed so much since?
We should be very careful and rational with our demands. If a couple of genuine demands are padded with equal number of impractical ones, the genuine demands get slighted and are not taken seriously either. .. Muhammad Ashraf, 04 Feb 2018