BOONI: Notables from Upepr Chitral and leaders of Tehreek Huqooq-e-Awam on Wednesday said the unceremonious removal of Chitral A team captain Shahzada Sikendarul Mulk by the deputy commissioner was a direct attack on the culture of Chitral.
Addressing a press conference at Upper Chitral Press Club here, village council Booni 2 nazim Salamat Khan, Tehreek leader Muhammad Pervez Lal, Rehmat Salam, Prince Sultanul Mulk, former Mastuj tehsil nazim Shamsur Rehman, ex-election commissioner Noor Gulab, Syed Sultan Nigah, Fareed Ahmed, Qurban Ali, Syed Sher Hussain and others said DC lower Chitral Khursheed Alam Mahsud removed the veteran polo player and longtime captain due to a personal grudge.
By doing so, the DC has tried to ruin the traditional game of Chitral which cannot be allowed to happen by the people of Chitral. They said if the DC did not withdraw his unilateral decision of keeping Shahzada Sikendar out of the game, it would have very negative results.
They also said Upper Chitral should be given proper representation in the mega festival because the new district has become fully functional and all such events should be used in the best interest of the area.
They said without keeping the interest of Upper Chitral, the DC lower Chitral would not be allowed to interfere in the affairs of the area.
They demanded that players for the Chitral A team should be selected by the polo association otherwise the people of Upper Chitral would not accept the team.
Reporting: Karim Ullah
4 Replies to ““Unceremonious ouster of Sikendar an attack on Chitrali culture””
It’s just skindar and his brother want to show their power.DC had closed their chopper restaurant due to security reasons. This everyone Will see one day ,how this dead chopper is dangerous for flights. Skindar is now almost 66 years old man, and how long he will play ,its not just symbol and give a someone else chance to lead the team. I am sorry about booni people who are being used by one group . DC is honest with chitralis may be not with one family. Don’t make it controversial. Skindar looks like a mature man.its ok enjoy the watching game and guide the team.
It is not a matter of one individual. It is about disregarding the decision of the selection committee comprising of experienced polo players. If Chitralis allow their prominent personalities to be wrongfully degraded by officials, that is display of a poor culture, I must say. Thanks God Chitralis stood up to principles for a change.
Indeed It is matter of one man like one man show in a field. There are more than four people in selection Committee, the rest agreed on the decision that new young and player captain should come instead of 78 years old captain
It, may or may not be unceremoniously, but not an attack on the Culture of Chitral. A single polo player has to do nothing with the complete culture. Poorly defended