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Pashtoon labourers oppose NOC condition for work in Chitral

CHITRAL: Labourers belonging to Bajaur and other areas have said Chitral police’s directive asking them to submit no-objection certificate (NOC) from their respective districts to continue working in the valley is unjustified and a violation of their basic rights.


They said they were the citizens of Pakistan and had the constitutional right to go anywhere in the country and work to earn a living. They said they possessed the national identity card but police everywhere asked them to bring the NOC.

Without the NOC, the police seize their CNICs rendering them unable to even move around in the district. They called upon the higher authorities to direct the Chitral police to stop harassing the workers. –GH Farooqui

Pahtoon labourers waiting for work in Chitral.

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  1. Gul jee(canada) says

    I hear about this NOC first time.As a citizen of the same country, I don’t think so you need a specific authorization for work in a different region of the same country. Yes if the workers are not Pakistani off course they need some sort of eligibility to work in that areas.Chitral district authorities has to clarify this issue,otherwise plz don’t bother these poor peoples.let them do their daily earnings

  2. Shujaat Ali says

    These people are using explosives for blasting, therefore, NOC is neccessery to maintain the law and order situation in Chitral. The moment of chainsaw owners should also be restricted keeping in view the deforestation in the area.

    1. Sher Ahmed says

      Agreed, this is the normal SOP everywhere. these labours should bring NOC from their area magistrates and continue work.

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