A one day conference for ‘Suggestions for Development of Chitral‘ was held in Chitral at Mountain inn Hotel last week. Those who participated included MNA Shahzada Mohiuddin who presided, District Nazim Haji Maghfirat Shah the chief guest, District Coordination Officer Motasim Billah Shah, Commandant Chitral Scouts Colonel Sohail Iqbal, Tehsil Nazim Sartaj Ahmad Khan, Shahzada Sirajul Mulk, Amir Jamaat Islami Maulana Ghulam Muhammad , president PML(N) Fazl Rahim , president PML(Q) Syed Ahmad Khan, Dir. PDC AKU Chitral Dr Mir Afzal Tajik, GM AKHS Rahimullah , GM AKES Zuhran Shah , Manager AKEPB Muhammad Karam , Dy Dir information Yousaf Shahzad , Sardar Muhammad Khan former AC, Sahib Nadir senior Lawyer, Mukarram Shah senior educationist, senior journalists and prominent members of the civil society.
Participants stressed upon the immediate harnessing of immense Hydel power potential in the vally and wanted to fix a saperate electricity Tariff for the area so that it could be affoardable for every one in the remote areas of Chitral valley. This will improve life style of people and will also save the most needed forests of the region.
Participants also stressed on the need for aerial service between Chitral and Khorog in Tajikistan which is only 25 minutes flight time and can open up new avenues and boost possibilities tourism.
Speakers streesed on improvement of road structures and shown dissatisfaction at the road repair work. The also suggested that such laws should be formed which prevent locals from selling land to people from other districts hence to keep the local customs and traditions intact.
The MNA stressed the need for mutual tolerance and coordination between all political entities so that collectively they could work for the betterment of Chitral. At the end of the session a resolution was adopted to formally establish a ‘Chitral development forum’ which subsequently after meeting legal requirements would become ‘Chitral Development Authority’.
Conference was organised by local newspaper “Chitral news”