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One of Chitral’s coolest restaurants has been sealed

The Fokker Friendship Restaurant was a security risk, say officials

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Chitral University student drowns after his jeep falls in the Chitral River

He was performing stunts near the river and lost control of the vehicle

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American hunts a markhor in Chitral for $92,000

A hunting trophy license is issued after a proper auction by Peshawar’s wildlife department

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Chitral’s Kalash winter solstice

The winter solstice festival of the Kalasha is a complex ritual based on three themes: regeneration, fertility and unification

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KP govt to preserve cultural heritage of Kalash community

Work is ongoing on its infrastructure and uplift

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Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa forms committee after another woman was found dead in Chitral

Chitral has been infamous for its rising number of suicides among young people, especially women

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Watch: Peace and tourism have returned to Chitral

With peace comes many things, but in Chitral it means that tourism is back and bigger than ever. After militancy was pushed out of the valley, tourists and tour guides flocked back to the area. Read more here.

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Man who harassed Kalash women in viral video arrested

The Chitral women police arrested the man whose harassment video went viral. The man had been identified as Aimal Khan after the Chitral administration initiated an inquiry. The Chitral women police raided his house in Peshawar later Thursday night and arrested him. On Tuesday, a video went viral of a tourist filming women in the…

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The damnation of Chitral’s demon river

It is so beautiful in Chitral—so why does it have a suicide epidemic?  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Chitral and next-door Gilgit’s Ghizer districts hold a terrible secret. Approximately 150 people, mostly young women, have killed themselves in Chitral in the last 10 years, according to lawyer and rights activist Niaz A Niazi. Police data shows that 13 women…

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Pervez Musharraf to contest elections from NA-1 Chitral

Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf will be contesting the 2018 general elections from the NA-1 Chitral constituency. All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) sources said that he will also submit his nomination papers to contest the polls from four other constituencies. The Supreme Court had conditionally allowed Musharraf to file his nomination papers for the…

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Heatwave risk looms despite unseasonable snowfall

KARACHI: The Met Office says there is still the risk of heatwave in different parts of the country during May despite unseasonable snowfall in northern areas. On Friday, Neelum valley of Azad Kashmir, Kalam valley of Swat, parts of FATA, Chitral, KP and upper Punjab received moderate snowfall in an otherwise warm April. Forecasting expert…

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In pictures: Traditional games, culture dominate Qaqlasht festival in Chitral

CHITRAL: The four-day festival came to a halt on Sunday as traditional games, colour, culture and festivity were celebrated with zeal and zest. In the backdrop of the scenic beauty of mountains and lakes at the tourist resort near Booni in Upper Chitral. Here are some pictures that not only caught the action but the…

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PM inaugurates first 36MW Gollen Gol power unit      

CHITRAL: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Sunday inaugurated here the first unit of Gollen Gol Hydropower Project to generate 36 megawatts of electricity.              Constructed at Gollen Gol – a tributary of River Mastuj, near Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the first unit would exclusively cope with the needs of Chitral and adjacent areas. The prime minister was…

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Avalanche warning in snow-capped areas of Hindukush

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Meteorological Department Islamabad (PMD) has warned of a high risk of avalanches in Chitral and other snow-capped areas of Hindukush in the wake an earthquake of magnitude 6.2. Deputy Commissioner Chitral has been sensitized regarding the upcoming avalanche situation in the snow bound areas in the District to take precautionary measures respectively in…

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Mild earthquake jolts parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

ISLAMABAD: A mild earthquake jolted parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province early Friday. According to private news channel , tremors were felt in Peshawar, Chitral and other parts of the province. The magnitude of the quake was recorded at 4.6 on the Richter scale, according to the seismological centre. Its epicentre was located in Hindukush region…

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Chitral welcomes Aga Khan IV

Officers receive Prince Karim at Chitral airport. PHOTO: DC CHITRAL’S TWITTER ACCOUNT CHITRAL: Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader and 49th Imam of the Shia Ismaili community, visited on Saturday the Chitral district in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. He addressed his followers, who had gathered in thousands at Garam Chashma and Boni areas. Prince Karim arrived in Islamabad…

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Chitral: 70 shops, 3 houses gutted in Drosh

CHITRAL: A fire erupted in Drosh bazaar of Chitral district here Friday that engulfed a big portion of the marketplace in no time and destroyed several shops. Rescue sources informed that a fire erupted in Drosh bazaar on Friday morning which was quickly spread in the area and destroyed at least 70 shops of the…

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