Anti-encroachment drive in Chitral

Sarwar Kamal, Chitral 

Recently, the Terichmir View Hotel was sealed due to poor hygienic food stuff. The hotel is owned by former minister of state Shahzada Mohiuddin and the sitting MNA Shahzada Iftikharuddin.

It depicts the transparency and credibility of the campaign. On the other side, people who are raising voices against these bold steps mostly belong to the business community and hotel owners.

Similarly, some political figures having their political interest and some next kin of the business community are trying to degrade these efforts from the administration through their lame and hollow arguments. Unfortunately, all the mainstream political parties are also sitting idle.

In this way, they are supporting illegal encroachments for votes is very sorrow state of affairs. Similarly, our so-called local press club is closing its eyes. Their utility to the society is almost zero. They have also got their vested interest and some political agendas. They are really following a dog in the manger policy.

The old bazaar is very congested due to the encroachments. During rush hours it is almost impossible to move over there. How people tend to forget when this summer a young motorcyclist was run over by a fire tender as a result he died on the spot. The same can happen with anyone of us any time.

According to Islamic teachings, there is a definition of street: “When two horsemen moving in full gallop can cross each other in their opposite direction, without stopping and having any problem. there should be enough space so that they can cross each other with ease.”

Islam is not only a religion it is also a way of life. We could have save many precious lives during the earth quake. Many children died when they were passing through our narrow streets. The walls of the streets collapsed and they took their last breath under the debris. If our streets were constructed according to Islamic teachings, the story could have been totally different altogether. This will give us a fair idea what should be the width of the old bazaar. Now it is up to us to do some calculations, I am sure now you agree that demolishing the encroachments is inevitable and need of the hour. Anybody with a modicum of common sense would appreciate these bold steps and sincere efforts by our DC and his team.

As a citizen of Pakistan, the government is bound to provide me a safe passage. I am demanding that both the federal and KP governments should cooperate and give free hand to the administration. The exercise is in the larger interest of the masses to help curb accidents. I am sure both the governments will understand the gravity of the problem because due to this menace people have to rush their lives and walk on the middle of the road as pavements are encroached. 

8 Replies to “Anti-encroachment drive in Chitral”

  1. This is indeed nice effort of DC Chitral and his team; however, this is surprising that non of the policital leaders have appreciated this nice step; even chitral preess club has not bothered to highlight this.

  2. sarwar Kamal has written on this important issue of anti-encroachment drive and he has said this at the right time and even before this he had written some important measures to be taken as a precautionary steps to avoid any untoward incident on bypass road.Law should be equal for all people irrespective of their financial position, social and political status.Anti encroachment steps are the right and the timely steps to remove all unnecessary impediment and hindering factors which create nuisance for the common people on day today basis in the chitral bazar or somewhere else.DC Chitral direction in this respect is highly appreciated and the citizens are requested to co operate with the district administration in removing the hindering factors in chitral bazar

  3. HYPOCRACY NOWADAYS AT ITS BEST IN CHITRAL,ALL THE POLITICAL PARTIES INCLUDING PTI HAVE BEEN EXPOSED.INSTEAD OF ADMIRING THESE STEPS PEOPLE JUST FOR THEIR VESTED INTEREST ARE TRYING TO MAKE CONTROVERSIAL THESE COMMENDABLE EFFORTS.AS A CITIZEN OF PAKISTAN THE GOVT IS BOUND TO PROVIDE ME A RISK FREE AND SAFE PASSAGE.WE ARE KNOCKING AT THE DOOR OF 2016 BUT STILL STONE AGE MENTALITY IS THERE AMONGST PEOPLE.BUT I WILL FIGHT AS A LONE WORRIOR AND INSHALLAH COMMON SENCE WILL PREVAIL AT LAST.

  4. Steps of DC in case of encroachments is appreciated. DC Chitral is requested to pay surprise visits to government departments for eradication of corruption, nepotism and other problems. People of Chitral have firm belief in integrity, honesty and commitment of DC Chitral and support all his steps which he is taking in public interest.

  5. Chitral or Chitrali awam k leay jou acha kam kare ga,,, us ko yehan tiknay nahi dengay,,,, bahar hal DC sb jou keraha ha,,, acha kerraha ha,,,, good work keep it up,,,we appreciate it,,,

  6. Its a good step taken by DC and district administration of chitral. We appreciate their affords and expects more form them in the future. Good work DC sb keep it up.

  7. It is the bold steps of DC and district administration demolishing the encroachments. we appreciate the district govt to take such a great step. we demand the provincial govt to give free hand DC and his team to drive anti encroachment irrespectively.

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