While police, Rangers and the army were on their toes in most parts of the country to maintain peace during Ashura, the Chitral police were kept busy to provide VVIP protocol to the commissioner of Malakand, Mr Usman Gul, who was on a visit to the district.
Instead of having rest on the holiday, Mr Usman was very kind enough to visit Chitral and oversee the reconstruction activities in the flood-hit area. His Chitral sojourn also featured a visit to Kalash valley and the inspection of the under-construction powerhouse at Golen near Chitral.
But it was quite surprising that the district administration gave a royal protocol to the commissioner who was seen travelling in a motorcade usually seen for VVIPs. People of Chitral, especially the youth, were seen asking each other who was behind giving such a VVIP protocol to a government official disturbing the routine life of the residents.
In a more bizarre move, the district administration made him inaugurate the Bypass Road, but the inauguration plaque was removed the very next day.–Reporting from Bashir Hussain Azad]]>