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‘In a zoo’: Pakistan’s Kalash battle tourism deluge

People are trying to defame the community, say the Kalash

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June 10, 2019


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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December 20, 2018


KP govt to preserve cultural heritage of Kalash community

Work is ongoing on its infrastructure and uplift

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December 9, 2018


Kalash and proud: Wazir Zada to become first Kalash member of the KP Assembly

Wazir Zada, a socio-political activist from Chitral, will soon become the first ever Kalash legislator on a reserved seat for minorities in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. Kalash or Kalasha are the smallest ethno-religious community of Pakistan and are famous for their beliefs, culture and festivals. Wazir Zada, who has a masters in political science from…

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July 29, 2018


Peshawar tourist who harassed Kalash women in viral video is from the PTI

The Facebook profile of the man who harassed Kalash women shows that he is a member of the PTI. The Chitral police initiated an inquiry and arrested him late Thursday night. On Tuesday, a video went viral of a tourist filming women in the Kalash Valley despite their repeated calls for him to stop. When the…

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June 22, 2018


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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June 22, 2018


Offensive Peshawar tourist films Kalash women despite protests in viral video

As summer approaches, people head to the northern areas to enjoy the weather and view—and in one chappie’s case it was the local women. On Tuesday a video went viral of a tourist filming women in the Kalash Valley despite their repeated calls for him to stop. It is not clear when the video was shot. When…

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June 19, 2018


KP decides to preserve Kalash culture

To preserve the centuries-old Kalash culture, the KP government has launched a new project to restore the old houses and historical placed located in Chitral. People of Kalash are known for their unique traditions and style of living. They are also considered to be Pakistan’s smallest ethno-religious community, practising a religion which some scholars characterise…

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May 10, 2018


NCHR head visits Kalash valley on facts finding mission

CHITRAL: Chairman, National Commission for Human Rights Justice Ali Nawaz Chohan visited Bumborat village of Kalash valley here on the fact finding mission following some reports of violations of human rights of Kalash community. The Chairman was accompanied by Fazila Aiani Member Balochistan, Syed Khizar Ali Shah Director, Raza Ur Rehman Coordinator, Syed Ahsan Ayaz…

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August 31, 2017


Senate asks govt to preserve Kalash culture

ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday adopted a resolution asking the government to preserve the culture and heritage of the people of Kalash, Chitral, and making arrangements for inclusion of that area in the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The resolution was tabled by Senator Farhat Ullah Babar which was unanimously adopted by the house. The house…

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August 28, 2017


Kalash girl says converted to Islam willingly

PESHAWAR: A controversy surrounding a teenage Kalash girl regarding her forced conversion to Islam was resolved on Friday after the girl testified before local officials, saying that she took the decision voluntarily. “I belonged to the Kalash religion, but I have now converted to Islam according to my own free will and without any pressure,”…

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June 17, 2016


Flash floods hit Chitral’s Kalash valley

Staff ReportCHITRAL: Heavy rains triggered flash floods in different parts of northwestern Chitral valley, blocking roads and flooding streams, washing away houses and agricultural fields, SAMAA reported.Road between Chitral and Kalash Valley has been blocked due to torrential rain and land sliding.According to official sources‚ eight houses have been completely destroyed and standing crops were…

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August 1, 2013


Kalash people’s annual festival

This report takes us into annual religious festival of Kalash people in Kalash Valley.

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December 25, 2012


Kalash people and culture

Rabia Razzaq informs us about Kalash people and their culture.

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May 31, 2011