JI’s Maghfirat Shah elected district nazim Chitral

Report Zulfiqar Ahmad & SN Peerzada (Photos by Akbar Hussain)
ISLAMABAD/CHITRAL, Aug 30: Maghfirat Shah of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) was on Sunday elected as the district nazim of Chitral, according to unofficial results.
He bagged 23 votes against 15 of Maulana Abdur Rehman of the JUI-F in the 38-member house.
Maulana Abdul Shakoor won the election for the post of district naib nazim by bagging 22 votes. PTI’s Abdul Latif scored 15 votes.
Similarly, JUI’s Maulana Ilyas with 16 votes was elected as the tehsil nazim and JI’s Hidayatullah Khan (15 votes) as the naib tehsil nazim of Chitral.

Maulana Muhammad Yousuf
Maulana Muhammad Yousuf

Meanwhile, Maulana Yousuf of the JUI was elected as the nazim of Tehsil Mastuj. He won 10 votes against Sardar Hakim of the PTI (six). Fkhruddin of the JUI was elected as the naib tehsil nazim with nine votes against Mohsin Hayat of the APML (seven) votes.
Earlier, the election for the district nazim could not proceed after a protest sit-in and sloganeering by some members of the District Council outside the council hall here on Sunday. Later, police reached the spot and took the protesting councillors into custody after which they ended tehir protest.
A crucial contest was expected between Haji Maghfirat Shah of Jamaat-e-Islami and Maulana Abdur Rehman, a former MPA, belonging to the JUI.nazim
Earlier, members of the District Council and the electoral college arrived to cast their votes. A huge crowd of workers from different political parties also gathered outside the building. However, some coucillors belonging to the JUI along with those from the APML, PPP and the PTI staged a sit-in outside the building and started chanting slogans. They said Maghfirat Shah had made eight members of the JUI hostage at the Governor Cottage at the behest of Deputy Commissioner Chitral Aminul Haq. They said the JUI members were not allowed to meet their party leaders and their mobile phones had also been snatched from them.
A political activist present outside the council hall told ChitralToday that Maghfirat Shah along with his supporters and the JUI members had still not appeared on the scene. The protesting members demanded that the DC should be transfererd for openly backing the JI and all the members should be provided a free environmnet to vote for the district nazim of their choice. They said that in such a situation they would not allow or accept the outcome of the election for the top district slot.
When contacted, the deputy commissioner told ChitralToday that he had nothing to do with the election of the district nazim and the allegations against him about backing the JI were baseless. He said the JI members cannot use the Governor Cottage rather provincial minister for local government belonging to the JI had booked a rest house of the TMA which was being used by the JI members.
He said that the protesting members wanted to delay the election for the nazim’s post as they knew that their candidate would lose the race.nazim
It may be noted taht there were allegations that the JI Chitral kept eight district council members belonging to the JUI hostage at Governor Cottage in order to stop them from voting in favour of Maulana Abdur Rehman. Reports said the directives of the JUI chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman to the members of his party to vote for Maulana Rehman could not reach the eight councillors.
It may be noted that both the JI and the JUI participated in the LG elections as an ally but after the polls differed on the nomination of the district nazim. The JI says that under the agreement its district Amir Maghfirate Shah was the rightful contender for the slot.
The JI and the JUI participated in the LG elections as an ally but after the polls they differed on the nomination of the district nazim. The JI says that under the agreement its district Amir Maghfirate Shah was the rightful contender for the slot as the party had grabbed more seats than the JUI. But the JUI leaders say that before the nomination of the reserved seats, their party was ahead of the JI in terms of the seats won through direct elections.

چترال(بشیر حسین آزاد) ضلعی حکومت کے انتخابات میں جماعت اسلامی کے مغفرت شاہ ضلع ناظم اور جمعیت العمائے اسلام (ف) کے مولانا عبدالشکورضلع نائب ناظم منتخب ہوگئے۔اس طرح تحصیل چترال میں بھی دینی جماعتوں کے اتحاد نے کامیابی حاصل کی۔
جمعیت العمائے اسلام(ف) کے مولانا الیاس تحصیل ناظم چترال اور اسی جماعت کے مولانا محمد یوسف تحصیل ناظم مستوج منتخب ہوگئے۔تحصیل نائب نظامت کے لئے تحصیل چترال میں جماعت اسلامی کے خان حیات اللہ خان اور تحصیل مستوج میں جمعیتہ العمائے اسلام(ف) کے فخرالدین کو کامیابی ملی۔تفصیلات کے مطابق دینی جماعتوں کا اتحاد اپریل 2015میں وجود میں آیا تھا جس میں ایک معاہدے کے تحت جماعت اسلامی اور جمعیت العلمائے اسلام (ف) کی طرف سے16حلقوں میں سیٹ ایڈجسمنٹ ہوئی تھی۔
دونوں جماعتوں نے اپنے اپنے جھنڈوں کے ساتھ اپنی جماعتوں کے انتخابی نشان پرووٹ لیتے ہوئے 12حلقوں میں کامیابی حاصل کی۔ایک حلقے سے آزاد امیدوار نے جماعت اسلامی کی حمایت کی۔دوسرے حلقے سے جمعیت علمائے اسلام کی حمایتی آزاد امیدوار نے جمعیت العمائے اسلام کی حمایت کی۔مخصوص نشستوں پر کامیاب اُمیدواروں کو ملاکر دینی جماعتوں کے اتحاد کو اکثریت حاصل ہوگئی۔انتخابی نتائج کے مطابق ضلعی نظامت میں حاجی مغفرت شاہ اور نائب ضلعی نظامت میں مولانا عبدالشکور نے22،22ووٹ لئے۔ان کے مقابلے میں مولانا عبدالرحمن اور عبداللطیف کو15،15ووٹ ملے۔تحصیل نظامت چترال اور جماعت اسلامی کے حیات اللہ خان کو 16،16ووٹ ملے جبکہ ان کے مقابلے میں تحصیل نظامت کے لئے پی ٹی آئی کے حاجی سلطان اورنائب تحصیل نظامت کے لئے خوش محمدکو 6,6ووٹ ملے۔تحصیل مستوج میں جمعیتہ العمائے اسلام (ف) کے مولانا محمد یوسف کو10ووٹوں سے کامیابی ملی۔ان کے مقابلے میں پی ٹی آئی کے سردارحکیم نے7ووٹ لئے۔تحصیل نائب نظامت کے ووٹ میں جمعیت العلمائے اسلام (ف) کے فخرالدین کو9ووٹوں سے کامیابی ملی ان کے مقابلے میں آل پاکستان مسلم لیگ کے محسن حیات شاداب نے7ووٹ لے لئے۔
اس سے پہلے پاکستان تحریک انصاف،آل پاکستان مسلم لیگ ،پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی اور جمعیتہ العمائے اسلام(ف) کے ایک گروپ نے ریٹرنگ افیسر ڈی سی چترال کے خلاف احتجاجی جلسہ کرکے دھرنا دیا۔دھرنے کے شرکاء سے خطاب کرتے ہوئے شہزادہ افتخار الدین ایم این اے،سلیم خان ایم پی اے ،مولانا عبدالرحمن،رحمت غازی خان اور قاری جمال عبدالناصر نے ڈی سی چترال امین الحق کی فوری تبدیلی کا مطالبہ کیا۔انتخابات میں آل پاکستان مسلم لیگ کے منتخب ناظم شہزادہ خالد پرویز نیب کی حیراست میں ہونے کی وجہ سے ووٹ نہ ڈال سکے۔
darna ضلع نظامت کی انتحابات کے موقع پر دو گروپوں میں لڑائی۔ ہاتھا پائی اور مکے بھی برسائے گئے۔

چترال (گل حماد فاروقی) چترال میں ضلع ناظم کے انتحاب کے موقع پر دو مذہبی جماعت میں شدید احتلاف پیدا ہوا۔ ایک گروپ کے لوگوں نے جمعیت علمائے اسلام کے سابق جنرل سیکرٹری دروش قاری فضل حق پر بھی حملہ کیا۔
تفصیلات کے مطابق چترال میں ضلع نظامت کیلئے جمیعت علمائے اسلام اور جماعت اسلامی میں اتحاد ہوا تھا تاہم یہ اتحاد اس وقت ٹوٹ گیا جب دونوں جماعتوں کے نامزد امیدواران ضلعی نظامت کی نشست کیلئے ڈٹ گئے۔
اتوار کے روز ٹاؤن ہال چترال میں ضلع ناظم کی انتحاب اور ان کی حلف برداری کیلئے جب نو منتحب آنے لگے تو پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی، پاکستان تحریک انصاف، آل پاکستان مسلم لیگ اور جمیعت علمائے اسلام کے کارکنوں نے احتجاج کیا کہ ضلع ناظم کیلئے سابق ایم پی اے عبدالرحمان کا نام نامزد ہوا ہے جبکہ جماعت اسلامی کے کارکنوں کی موقف تھی کہ ضلع ناظم مغفرت شاہ بنے گا جو سابقہ ضلع ناظم بھی رہ چکے ہیں۔
اسی دوران قاری فضل حق ایک نوٹیفیکیشن پارٹی عہدیدارن کو دینے لگا قاری فصل حق کا کہنا ہے کہ مجھ پر محالف گروپ کے لوگوں نے حملہ کیا مجھے زود کوب کیا اور قتل کرنے کی بھی کوشش کی مگر وہاں موجود لوگوں نے مجھے بچایا۔ ان کا کہنا ہے کہ میں نے تھانہ چترال میں رپورٹ درج کرانے کیلئے درخواست بھی دی ہے مگر ان لوگوں کو ضلعی انتظامیہ کی پشت پناہی حاصل ہے ابھی تک نہ ان کو لوگوں کے گرفتار کیا گیا نہ اس پر FIR کاٹا گیا۔
چترال میں پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی کے ضلعی صدر اور رکن صوبائی اسمبلی سلیم خان کا کہنا ہے کہ ہم شرو ع دن سے کہتے آرہے ہیں کہ یہ انتحابات شفاف نہیں ہوئے۔ بعد میں ایک احتجاجی جلسہ بھی منعقد ہوا جس میں رکن قومی اسمبلی شہزادہ افتحارالدین، قاضی نسیم، مولوی عبد الرحمان، پی ٹی آئی کے رحمت غازی، قاری جمال عبد الناصر، رکن صوبائی اسمبلی سلیم خان، مولوی ہدا یت اللہ، قاری فضل حق اور دیگر نے اظہار حیال کرتے ہوئے ڈپٹی کمشنر چترال ، حاجی مغفرت شاہ ، صوبائی وزیر عنایت للہ پر الزام لگایا کہ انہوں نے ترقیاتی فنڈ کو انتحابا ت میں اپنے مقاصد کیلئے خرچ کیا اور پچھلے تین دنوں سے مغفرت شاہ جو جماعت اسلامی چترال کے امیر بھی ہے انہوں نے کئی نو منتحب ناظمین ، اراکین کو گورنر کاٹیج میں غیر قانونی طور پر یرغمال بنایا ہے تاکہ انکو ضلعی نظامت کے انتحابات کے موقع پر اپنے حق میں استعمال کرے۔
انہوں نے الیکشن کمیشن اور صوبائی حکومت سے مطالبہ کیا کہ چترال میں ضلع نظامت کی انتحاب کو ملتوی کیا جائے کیونکہ یہاں حالات ٹھیک نہیں ہے اور کسی بھی وقت کچھ ہوسکتا ہے۔

13 Replies to “JI’s Maghfirat Shah elected district nazim Chitral”

  1. The election of barood fame Haji Mafirat Shah is nothing but the bad luck of the people of Chitral. This man enjoyed the same slot and his performance turned out to be zero/zero when he was holding the power during Musharraf regime, a comparatively better LG system that the one put forth by the PTI. If I were the district ameer of JUI-F, I would have sent all these who betrayed the party to JI as their real face was exposed when it was time to prove their loyalty for the party. Such people whether they belong to any party, do not deserve any respect because if you do not have the courage to take pride in the party you are affiliated with for many years, you do not deserve to be called yourself a leader. Lota (turncoats) is a lota no matter whether he/she belongs to a religious or a secular political party. If you do not have the integrity, you have nothing. Here, the JUI turncoats not only spoiled the image of JUI in Chitral but also lost their credibility.

  2. Fortune favor the bold. Hat’s off Mr. Shah for a tremendous victory. It was one man show victory against all parties alliance. look at the picture above, MNA, MPA, X MPA, leaders from alliance etc are on the stage against Mr, Shah from the last few months but all in vain. We must accept magistic personality

    I request to the admin please filter those comments that causes factor for peace and harmony in the region. These are nothing but rumours and propeganda. These are the people who try to create misunderstanding between people in chitral. shame on these people.

  3. Very unfortunate to see a very lopsided coverage of election of district Nazim by some section of the press. They are not going to digest the outcome of a democratic process and even now are fueling unsubstantiated rumors. They tried their best to outdo the coalition and create mistrust among the partner. Now when the Nazim has been elected, it is time for sanity to prevail. Let us evaluate the performance of this assembly rather than question its legitimacy with flimsy arguments. Let us make democracy strong in the district and in the country. If this lot is unable to perform, surely they are going to be kicked away in coming election. So instead of giving twist and turn to the facts, we may gracefully accept their mandate and let them work.

  4. @Alamgir Bokhari: To scan or examin Mafirat Shah and Co microscope is not enough rather they need a ruthless accountability. We appreciate NAB’s recent crackdown on the timber mafia dons. And expect both NAB and KP Ehtesab Commission to initiate a through probe against the newly elected district nazim in order to ensure across the board accountability. The JUI chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman was given the title of DIESEL for corruption of hufe scale but his henchmen in Chitral sold their conscience for the sake of two pieces of barood” or explosives as Mafirat Shah had nothing else except barood which has in a good quantity. On a serious note, the need of the hour is that defection clause should be applied on all the eight members of JUI as well as on Ghulam Mustafa of PPP who voted for JI violating the party policy.

  5. Mr. Abdul Jabbar will issue clean chit in his lab after microscopic examination. Do visit him before doing any social service or political activity.

  6. Congratulation to Haji Mughfirate Shah being elected twice District Nazim Chitral. The iron man is an expert of political stalemate, and in recent election knocked out the big gurus of potitics. Even his opponents tried to rock the political alliance of Jamate Islami and JUI. However the JUI District leadership foiled all efforts of four political parties alliance and even four Member of JUT differed from their party line of action. Besides all these efforts, the Shah was elected second District Nazim Chitral.
    Haji Mughfirate Shah started his political career as a Naib Nazim in Jughor UC and completed his tenure. In the next election, the Haji sab repeated his slot from the said UC but the Nazeemen Group of PPP contacted Jamate Islami leadership for the nomination of Haji Shah for the District Nazim Chitral and assured their unconditional support if the Haji Mughfirat Shah was nominated as consolidate for the said post. Due to the unconditional support and Jamate Islami’s good presence in house Haji sb was elected as district Nazim of Chitral. Being elected as Nazim Shah sab won the hearts of Chitralis due to his honest service rendered by him in different time of natural calamities and other welfare services. He is known for his right and timely decisions. He is an expert of political stalemate and shrewd game maker. His recent election for the Post of District Nazim is really very good omen for Chitral. However his opponents are still blaming him for his alleged involvement in the bogus case of theft of explosive and Haji sab his been honourably exonerated from the case and the case has been finally disposed of.

    1. Hahah Nice Joke , Why dont you say that he won in 2006 through horse trading and changing loyalties of PPP Nazimeen , and in 2015 he managed to buy JUI and its Ameer who violated their party decision and voted for him. Now their party has suspended them.
      He never won in a democratic way. He also managed to get development funds from the Senior Minister from Dir and influeced people to vote for his Jammat.
      His becoming Nazim is not a surprise but he becoming Amir e Jamat after violating Jammat rules in 2008 general and 2013 general elections is questionable , seems Jamat has also softened its rules.

  7. With the election of Maghfirat Shah, who is yet to come clean in the explosive theft case, as district nazim, the downfall of Chitral started. How unfortunate it is to see that even religious parties do not have people with clean past to lead them. What can you expect from a man who claims to be a leader, in his very first speech, touches upon the sectarian issue which is a none issue in a bid to pressure pseudo Islmaili leaders who otherwise have nothing to do with Ismailism except flattering the clerics of their own mindset. People of Maghfirat Shah type both in Ismaili and Sunni communities are doing no service to religion but exploiting the name of religion for their own personal gains. Some of them used to sell turbines, bulbs, etc, while some a particular mafia on the other side migrated to Chitral have now become owners of petrol pumps. Their successors are still busy in plundering in name of honourary service and the poor cleric who hardly meets his ends flexing muscles to partake in Jihad anywhere in the world in his imagination of meeting vergins in heaven and in such circumstances people like Maghfirat Shah appear from nowhere to exploit them.These are black sheep within both the Sunni and Ismaili communities who use the sects as a tool.

  8. Congrats 2 Mughfirat shah for being selected as the nazim of district gov chitral. Hope u wil guide the district towards development and prosperity.

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