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Millions allocated for ‘rehabilitation’ of seminaries owned by JI, JUI supporters

CHITRAL: Millions of rupees were doled out to religious seminaries owned by JI and JUI by the district government headed by nazim Maghfirat Shah in different parts of Chitral in the name of rehabilitation and repair, documents available with ChitralToday revealed.

It is alleged that the funds were being doled out to the owners of the seminaries directly without floating any tenders for contracts.

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There were allegations, as reported by this newspaper, that the nazim had tried his best to transfer the late DC a few months before his death in the Dec 7 air crash for ‘non-cooperation’. However, the district nazim had denied the allegations at that time. Now it would be a test case for the new DC to look into the allocations if they have been made on merit or political considerations.

At present Chitral needs much more to be done, especially in areas affected by the 2015 floods and the earthquake. The sources said due to the lack of coordination and conflict of interests among different departments and agencies, funds coming for development and reconstruction activities in the floods and earthquake affected Chitral were feared to be going down the drain or ending up in pockets of corrupt officials and politicians.

The sources in the local government and the district administration told ChitralToday that there were about 150 million rupees for the village councils, 190 million for the two tehsil councils and Rs230 million for the district council. Besides, Rs230 million were utilized in the disaster affected areas from the CDLD funds through the deputy commissioner office while another 320 million were available for the same purpose.

Apart from these, there were also works to be done through the special funds of the MNA, two MPAs and the annual development plan of the KP government.  But due to the lack of coordination among the departments and other agencies, timely utilization of funds in a transparent manner was not possible. The sources feared that the funds might lapse paving way for their misuse.

A district council member told ChitralToday  that the district government had rejected a proposal by some members to allocate funds for each union council and made by-laws to make the allocations for each UC member. Under this formula, union councils with a few members such as the far-off and sparsely populated areas in upper Chitral were left with almost no funds while towns such as Drosh or Ayun  took away the lion’s share.

A document available with ChitralToday showed that the district government has allocated funds for the repair and renovation of unknown private madressas and mosques in different parts of Chitral. Many people raised eyebrows over the local government’s decision to spend the public money on the repair and reconstruction of private seminaries, that too without any tenders or contracts.

According to the document, the following mosques and seminaries were to get funds (mount mentioned) from the district government in the current fiscal year. Repair and rehabilitation of mosque at Shogore, Rs. 100,000; repair and rehabilitation of Jamia Msjid Purgal Shishikoh, Rs. 100,000; repair and rehabilitation of madrassa at Shamsabad Drosh, Rs.100,000; provision of facilities at Govt Darul Uloom Shahi MasjidChitral, Rs. 370,000, improvement of Jamia Masjid Zezdi Terich, Rs.150,000; Imp. Of Darul Uloom Barum Ovir, Rs.150,000; Jamia Masjid  Chuinj Mastuj, Rs.100,000; masjid Shaidas, Rs.100,000; Masjid Buandeh, Gohkir, Rs.100,000; Madrassa Hasnien Ovir Shongush, Rs. 100,000;   madrassa maaz bin Jabal Lasht, Kosht, Rs.100,000; Madrassa Tehfiful Quran Melp Torkhow, Rs.100,000; repair of masjid at Charun Ovir,

Rs.100,000; Madrassa Istaru Torkhow, Rs.100,000; Masjid Aisha Kroi Junali Booni, Rs.100,000; repair of madrassa Wazir Begandeh, Bohrek, Warijun, Rs.100,000; protection wall Jamia Masjid Green Lasht, Rs.200,000. Repair and rehabilitation of Masjid Rech, Rs.100,000; repair and rehabilitation of mosque at Booni bazaar, Rs. 300,000; repair and rehabilitation of Masjid at Lone, Rs.100,000; Repair of mosque and madrassa Balla jme Masjid Qari Yousuf Chomurkhon Koh, Shalden Chomurkhon and Barendeh Chomorkhon, Rs. 698,000; purchase of carpets and generator for mosque at Barghuzi, Rs. 100,000; repair of mosque at Gohti Parabeg, Rs.100,000; repair of madrassa Iqamat-e-Deen, Singoor,

Rs.500,000; repair of mosque at Shotkham Jughore, Rs.100,000; repair of madrassa Barenis Rs.100,000; repair of jamme masjid Jughor Kalan Rs200,000; repair of madrassa Talbat Hinchogol Jhugore, Rs.100,000; rehabilitation of masjid at  Pashpara, Jughore, Izd Garam Chashma, Rs. 250,000; rehabilitation of madrassa Mori Lasht, Rs.100,000;  repair of mosque Ishkul Lasht, Rs.100,000; repair and rehabilitation of mosque at Siwakht, Rs.100,000. Repair and rehabilitation of madrassa at Bakrabad, Rs.200,000; construction of madrasa Bakrabad Denin Rs.100,000; sanitation scheme for masjid Morilasht Akhonzada, Rs.150,000; sanitation scheme for masjid Zondrandeh Ayun Rs.300,000; repair of religious place at krakal Ayun Rs.400,000; construction of toilets for Darul Uloom Mori Lasht, Rs.200,000; construction of toilets for Masjid Mokaram Thoriandeh Ayun Rs. 300,000; construction of toilets at masjid Mashatani Ayun, Rs.200,000; for Nimra mosque Faizabad Chitral, Rs.100,000;

Khatija mosque at Murdan, Rs.200,000; masjid of Mughulandeh, Rs.100,000; Madrassatul Mustajab, Ayun, Rs.100,000; madrassa Uloom Amia Tordeh Chumorkhon, Rs.100,000; Madrassa Banat Dhok Chumorkhon, Rs.400,000; rehabilitation of Madrassatul Banat Ashirait Rs. 145,000; rehabilitation and additional work at Darul Uloom Drosh Rs. 1540,000;   rehabilitaton of masjid and madrassa at Aam Dam Huzurbekhandeh Kole Kessu and Gaoch,

Rs.700,000. Construction and rehabilitation of mosque at Potaneandeh and  Kesudeh, Drosh, Rs.200,000; construction and repair of Madrassa Tadrisul Quran Banat Shamsabad, Johrlu Quran at Istarum, Fatima Zehra at Kessu, Ummul Ashira at Kalkatak Dap and Qasimul Quran at Drosh bazaar, Rs.600,000; Rehabilitation of mosque at New Bazaar Drosh Parish, Nagar Jahan mosque at Kesu Gol,  Eidgah at Naghar and Arandu Gol, Rs.600,000; repair of madrassa at Gumbat, Broz, Rs.141,877; repair/maintenance of Talmul Quran Albanat (nine rooms), Rs.300,000; Madrassa Talimul Quran Barenis Lasht, Rs.141,877; madrassa and repair of Ghazi  Ghulam Nabi Marhoom mosque at village Mroi, Rs.300,000. Reported by Zar Alam Khan  

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  1. Ghayur Ahmad says

    The district government ka faisala sabit kya k siasat dan chahain kahin sa be ho, or jis party sa b ho, saray eik ki keth ka moli hotay hain. unka kam apnon ko faida ponchanan or awam to bewquf banana hota hai…

  2. Zulfiqar says

    ye masjid or madrassay bhe awami jaghain han.madaris or masajid ki jo leadership hai wo yaqenan JI or JUI ko hasil hai, dusray parties k jo leaders hain unko ye taufeeq hasil fakhar sirf JI or JUI ko hasil hai.
    jahan tk kaam krne ki baat hai to uske lei for your kind information en sb kaamon k lei administrative approval ho chuki hai.baqi jin 17 projects ka zikar hua hai unko zid or enaad ki vajah se drop kiye gye han.en mai se
    kuch schemes work done k hisab se kiye gye han jb k baqi kaam siray se hue he
    nhi han jinko abi hona baqi tha k jnko zid o enaad ki vajah se rok dia gya.
    jis tarah apko ghalat report dia gya hai es tarah sabiq DCO marhoom sb ko bhe
    mis guide kia gya tha. chitral mai muft k musheeron ki koi kami nahi. baqi hamaray malumaat k mutabiq zilla k tamam members ko masavi funds provide kiyei gye masjiden koi gumnaam nhi han, list mai unke naam mavjood han jin ko koi bhe dekh sakta hai. Zilla Nazim or alaqay k muntakhab members wahan mazhabi muqamaat k lei funds mukhtas kr skte han.
    rahi baat es be bunyad report ki to janaab ne aik be bunyad baat ko internet pe es tarah billa tehqeeq paish krne ki jasarat kis tarah ki.

  3. Mustansir says

    Indeed this a big issue for the new deputy commissioner. let us see how he sorts out this whole scandal due to which the district nazim was up in arms with the former DC. The reason the former Dc enjoyed the support of the people was because he had tightened the noose around the district nazim due to which Maghfirat Shah moved from pillar to post to transfer him. If the new DC failed to ensure transparency in judicious distribution of funds, we will be forced to believe that he had the same intentions like that of district nazim.

  4. Fida Mohammad Arkari says

    جو جیتے جاگتے ذندہ اانسانوں کے لیے کچھ نہیں کر سکتے ہیں وہ ابھی مرحومیں کی قبریں اور قبرستاں اباد کرنے کی عزم کر رکھے ہیں یہ جانتے ہوئے کہ قبر خوبصورت بنانے سے اندر سوئے ہوے مرحوم کے گناہ معاف نہیں ہوتیں۔ اگر ہمارے ان لیڈراں میں ذرا بھر بھی عقل ہوتا تو وہ قبرستاں کی تزئں کے بجائے سیلاب ذدگان کے گھر بنوا لیتے۔

  5. amir ali says

    if seminaries or mosques rehabilitation is lawful, there should be some criteria for spending public money. in that context, my jamat khana which was affected by floods last year should also deserve small share.
    thank you,
    amir ali.

  6. Imtiaz Booni says

    Mind boggling.

  7. sher khan says

    Seminaries should be bound to teach basic values of humanity to their students, e.g Not telling lies, not cheating, not being hypocrites, not being intolerant and extremists, not committing deliberate sins with the hope that God will forgive them when they pray or perform Haj, not hating human beings on the basis of their beliefs, etc If seminaries do the aforementioned, the money is OK, but if they only teach them prayers and no character building then this is waste of money.

  8. salahuddin says

    Very strange and no one need to say anything…. we can only pray for the so called senior leaders to start considering themselves as the leader of Chitral not of any particular sect or religion. The money they are spending belongs to the people of Chitral.. Repair/rehabilitation of religious places is indeed very important but not from the public money and if there is any provision in the constitution then it should be for the followers of all the religions living in the country as citizens.

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