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Ismaili volunteers repair portion of Garam Chashma road

CHITRAL: Hundreds of volunteers from the Isamaili community on Sunday started repairing the Chitral-Garam Chashma road and filled potholes and ditches on its portion from Balach to Singoor village.

It is a matter of shame that for years the Communication and Works (C&W) Department has remained totally callous to the public issue by not even bothering to carry out a patch work on the road used by thousands of people daily.

Similar has been the situation elsewhere in Chitral where people are suffering miseries while travelling on the ruined roads.

The Ismaili volunteers started repairing roads in Upper Chitral in Nov 2017 before their Imam His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan visited Booni to give them Didar in December that year. Since then, they have made it an annual feature to repair the roads in Yarkhun, Mastuj and Booni.

A few days ago, they repaired roads in Yarkhun, Booni and other areas of Upper Chitral.

Now they have started the dilapidated road from Chitral town to Garam Chashma on a self-help basis. The people of Singoor, Balach, Sinlasht, Dolomuch and other localities near Chitral on Sunday hailed the spirit of volunteerism of the Isamili community.

Hundreds of Ismaili volunteers not only personally carried out the repair work but also pooled in money to hire trucks and loaders to fill the ditches on the road.

The local people regretted that despite promises made by lawmakers and government officials the road could not be repaired for many years.–Syed Nazir Hussain Shah



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  1. Haider says

    In order to be a responsible part of Civil society one has to set an example and followers of His Highness Aga khan has proven over and over again serve humanity Bani Adam and you will serve Allah. its not out doing each other but coming together as brothers and sister to uplift the condition of the people that we live with.

    1. Al Arslan Khwaja says

      Mr Haider, Our Holy Prophet Muhammad SLM has also said that long ago.

      1. Haider says

        Mr Khwaja I have no Doubt our beloved Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him said about serving Allah’s creation than why majority of the Ummah are dis-regarding his guidance, Look around you than extend your vision beyond and you will see majority of our brothers and sister are living in deplorable conditions while others are looting the nation with greed and serving their Grand masters overseas, the only way out of our conditions is reaching out and giving a helping hand to less fortunate there are over 1.5 billion Muslims in the world all it will take is one Muslim take the responsibility of one brother or a sister in need and we can eliminate worldly misery. It can be done in many ways for example, give your time, knowledge or resources that you have on hand, these are the ways of our Prophet. I am glad we have ope.ned this subject on this Forum hope others will come forward and do their part

  2. Al Arslan Khwaja says

    In my opinion this is inappropriate to mention a social work with the name of a specific sect. What is the theme to be promoted? mocking or creating attention towards sects.
    They may mention Garamchashma volunteers or Upper Chitral Volunteers. Goodwill should be the basis.

  3. Khan N says

    Dont worry with the close coordination of Abdul Akbar MNA chitralis are ready to destroy the Hindustan and with the help of MPA chitralis are ready for dharna and getting dizzel permits.

  4. Shahabuddin says

    Now let us see the ‘Sunni volunteers’ out do the ‘Ismaili volunteers’ in voluntarism and social work!

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