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UCs get vehicles to keep roads open

SONY DSCCHITRAL, Jan 22: Eight tractors were handed over to different union councils in remote locality of Chitral for use to clear roads and remove debris during flooding, landsliding and snowfall. In this connection, a function was also held at Town Hall Chitral under the chair of Deputy Commissioner Rahmatullah Khan Wazir. Leaders of different political and religious parties paid tribute to Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti for taking keen interest in development of Chitral. They said Chitral is a red zone territory facing different natural calamities and disasters and roads of different valleys remained blocked due to snowfall, land sliding and other disaster. The Chief Minister approved 13 million rupees for these eight four-wheel tractors which will be put at a standby and utilized for removing debris and snow from roads at Ayun, Garam Chashma, Mastuj, Laspur, Yarkhun, Torkhow, Morkhow and other parts of upper Chitral. They said that campuses of two universities were established in Chitral but the ANP government. During the function, Shahzada Farhad and Ghulam Sarwar of Paragliding Association presented traditional gifts to DC Chitral and presidents to ANP leader Muzafar Jan. Deputy Commissioner Rahmatullah Wazir handed over the keys of the tractors to secretaries of different union councils. Addressing on the occasion, the DC stressed upon secretaries for maintaining these tractors properly. He said that these will be monitored by Assistant Commissioners and drivers would be recruited as well as fund generating schemes will be introduced for durability and maintenance of these tractors. He emphasized on all parties workers and participants for maintaining peace and unity at Chitral which is most necessary for development of this backward district. Taxes were exempted on vegetable and fruit   at Chitral on the directive of Chief secretary to support peasants and farmer of Chitral. He also announced that work will be start very soon on construction of public stadium. He appeal all communities living in Chitral for play vital role in maintaining exemplary peace of Chitral.  Those spoke on the occasion were Qari Mohammad Yusuf, Farhad, Ghulam Sarwar, former MPA Saeed Ahmad, Molvi Mohammad Shakoor of JUI, M.I Khan Sarhadi advocate, Sardar Hussain former Nazim Union council Booni, Muzafar Jan president ANP Chitral, Ameerulla Khan Yaftali and Yousuf Shazad. A commendation Certificate was also issued to Mr. Yaftali for his social services.—G.H Farooqui  ]]>

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  1. Abdul Basit says

    Agree with Zakir Hussain. The end result is easily predictable.

  2. Zakir Hussain says

    These tractors will also rust out as other machinery under Chitral district administration. Bulldozers and graders worth millions of rupees remain out of order for many years but the operators and maintenance staff are drawing salaries sitting at homes. Usually, these machines are rented out to contractors and the money is distributed among the officers. Over time the money goes into the pocket of operators and mechanics.

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