Rally held in support of Upper Chitral district

PESHAWAR, Sept 12: Expressing grave concern over delaying tactics by the provincial government in granting to Upper Chitral a district status, dozens of activists of Tanzeem Tahafuz-e-Chitral staged a protest demonstration on main Sher Shah Suri Road on Wednesday and demanded of the government to restore of the district status of Upper Chitral. The protesters were led by Tanzeem Chairman Sadiq Amin, Shakeeruddin, Hafiz Faisal Shah. The demonstrators were holding placards and banners inscribed with slogans against the government for delaying the grant of the status to their area. He demanded of the provincial government to restore the district status of Upper Chitral, otherwise, they would compel to launch a agitation campaign against it. Sadiq Amin while talking to reporters on the occasion said that the government had failed to give district status to Upper Chitral, which has created a sense of deprivation among local people. He said that other areas have been upgraded to district level by the provincial government for its vested political interest in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, but it was delaying this same to status to Chitral.–The Nation]]>

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