Farman Ajab Chitrali
Recently, prominent US-based investor Anwar Aman has purchased a large piece of land in Soran Lasht adjacent to Charun and Kuragh in Upper Chitral. Notables of the area who met him on various occasions say he has decided to launch mega projects in the purchased land. If true, it would be the first ever such a huge investment in Upper Chitral and would usher in a new era of development in the backward area.
It has been observed that mostly rich people shift their capital to western countries for investment to earn more profits by using legal or illegal means but Mr Aman is the first person in the history of the country who brought his capital from abroad to Pakistan and that too to a backward area such as Chitral.
This is the testimony to his patriotism and great contribution to Pakistan that will be remembered in golden words forever. It will not be an exaggeration to say that like him great people born once in centuries who feel satisfaction on serving humanity and consider it mandatory for themselves.
We are convinced that all these mega projects will not only help us in boosting our national economy but will also be fruitful in overcoming unemployment in Chitral. Since the purchase of the land, major sources of income and a large number of employments are knocking at our doors. Above all, being an international citizen, he adopted membership in our village that has been welcomed by the locals. We hope that he will play a vital role not only in the development of the village council Charun but will also extend his contribution to the whole district.
We are also delighted to hear that along with the mega projects his intention is to establish an institution for human development in Soran Lasht. All these projects, including the institution, will bring far-reaching changes to the life standards of the people.
To make the area accessible, Mr Aman and his team are now working on different options to construct a jeep-able road from the most suitable side which is very essential for the development of the area before launching the development works.
Side by side this land, there is a vast area possessed by other people in Soran Lasht and their prices will also increase with the launch of the mega projects and the completion of the link road.
Under the same purpose, colonies will be constructed very soon because the area is safe from all kinds of natural calamities.
These projects will change the destiny of Chitral and its people within a short period of time. In Lower Chitral, his mega project is already in progress and despite having in the initial stage it is giving multidimensional benefits to the residents.
These projects will also change our unskilled laborers into skilled and productive laborers. These can also help us access new technology in many fields which can be replicated in other areas of Chitral to make the same fields productive. These projects will also play their role in introducing unique Chitrali products in the international market where they will be sold at high prices.