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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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This video of chopped trees challenges PTI’s ‘Billion Tree Tsunami’ claims

CHITRAL: A recent video showing scores of chopped trees at a forest in Chitral challenges PTI’s ‘Billion Tree Tsunami’ claims.  Stumps and chopped trees can be seen in the large forest area in Chitral, exposing the claims of the provincial government of successfully carrying on the Billion Tree Tsunami project. The video is evident how…

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Imran Khan outlines priorities in Chitral address

CHITRAL: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan Wednesday asserted that if his party was voted to power in the next general election, he would give top priority to education, health, environment and indigenous resources. Addressing a public gathering here, he said the party would bring reforms in administrative sector besides taking pragmatic anti-corruption measures, adding…

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Aisha Gulalai matter should be resolved according to law: Bilawal

CHITRAL: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that Aisha Gulalai matter should be resolved according to the law, Samaa reported. Speaking to media, the PPP chairman stated that there is a law against female harassment. He added that PPP never played politics of allegation and has fought for women rights. The People’s…

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PPP’s Chitral power show today

CHITRAL: The Pakistan People’s Party is holding a large public meeting in Chitral today (Saturday). According to our correspondent, the party’s power show will be held at Polo Ground where a large stage has been set up with massive placing of chairs. PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto will address the event that is likely to be…

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Alert issued for glacial lake outburst flood in Gilgit, Chitral

ISLAMABAD: The Met Office has issued an alert for Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral regions, forecasting a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF). “Due to persistent heat wave conditions in Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral, the temperatures are likely to increase by more than 5C from normal, which may continue for next three to four days,” the Pakistan Meteorological…

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Three-day Shandur festival to begin from July 29

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak would inaugurate three-day Shandur polo festival on July 29 at the highest polo ground of Shandur. Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) has finalized all the arrangements for the festival to facilitate the teams and guests, said TCKP spokesperson, adding that musical culture night and traditional and local skill…

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Video: Nawaz attacks rivals with Iqbal’s verse

CHITRAL: Watch Prime Minister Sharif attack political rivals Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri with a verse from the famous poet Allama Iqbal.  During his speech, Nawaz thundered at Imran and Qadri, accusing them of making a mockery of the nation during the 2014 ‘Dharna Circus’.

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Want to tell Imran, JIT and rivals, no one will accept this accountability: Nawaz

CHITRAL: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif warned his political rivals, the Joint Investigation Team and PTI chief Imran Khan that no one would accept this type of accountability.  Addressing a public gathering after inaugurating the Lowari Tunnel, Nawaz said that the people of Chitral did not vote for PML-N during the general elections of 2013. “I want…

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Nawaz Sharif arrives in Chitral for Lowari Tunnel inaugural

UPPER DIR: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived here Thursday to inaugurate the 8.5-kilometre-long Lowari Tunnel project which will provide Chitral an all-weather connectivity with rest of the country. Governor Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra and Adviser to Prime Minister Sardar Mehtab Abbasi were present. The tunnel is located on Nowshera-Mardan-Malakand-Chakdara-Chitral National Highway (N-45). The…

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Nawaz Sharif to inaugurate Lowari Tunnel today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will inaugurate Lowari Tunnel project today (Thursday). The 8.5 km long tunnel will provide all weather connecting to Chitral with rest of the country. Construction of Lowari Tunnel has been a long standing demand of the people of the area which was neglected in the past. The tunnel has…

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PM to inaugurate Lowari Tunnel project on Thursday

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday will inaugurate Lowari Tunnel project to provide all weather connectivity to Chitral with rest of the country. The tunnel is located on Nowshera-Mardan-Malakand-Chakdara-Chitral National Highway (N-45). Inauguration of the 8.5km long tunnel will provide all weather connecting to Chitral with rest of the country. The PC-I cost…

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