District Nazim demanded inclusion of Chitral under Federal Government.
CHITRAL: District Nazim Chitral Haji Maghfirat Shah said that if provincial government not released sufficient fund for different developmental schemes of Chitral people of the district and district government will be compelled to appeal for submerging of Chitral in those areas directly funding and supporting by Federal Government. He said that Chitral is a vast area with less population but fund is releasing population basis. He said that so many valleys are still blocked after natural disaster in 2007 but provincial government released no fund for rehabilitation. He warned that if provincial government not supports Chitral they will appeal to federal government for taking Chitral under federal government and funding directly by Federation (Federal government) instead of provincial government. He said that Shundor is celebrating as symbol of peace to convey a message on world level that Chitral is a peaceful place and there is neither extremism nor any other terrorism. He said Shundor festival is a match of peace to practically demonstrated to world that this region is very peaceful in present scenario of tense situation in the country especially at our province.
Provincial Minister for Population Saleem Khan who was also chief guest on the occasion said that water supply scheme at Shundor would be completed next year and he will be release fund for this purpose. He said that work on Lawari Rail tunnel would be started on 20th of July to complete the remaining work. Meanwhile Chitral polo team clinched Shundor polo trophy 2009 by defeating Gilgit polo team with 10 goals than 2 goals. A large number of foreign tourists were also preset on the occasion. A foreign tourist Miss Sophias from London and Sue pedet from Australia told this scribe that Chitral is very peaceful place and there is nothing here as projecting some controversial news in western media. She said I like Pakistan and Chitral because they are very peace lover people. Some local and foreign paraglide also exhibited their skill by paragliding over Shundoor festival while some tourists were enjoying at Shundor lade consisting on thousands of Yards adjacent to polo ground.
Representatives of Northern Areas also expressed their views and they demanded for opening of schools at Phandar and other villages of Northern Areas. Tehsil Nazim Chitral Sartaj Ahmad Khan awarded rupees 10000 cash award for local singer Mansoor Ali Shabab. Sahibzada Fazli Amin Secretary Sports, Culture and tourism told APP that provincial government are trying of its best to boost tourism in the province especially at Chitral because Swat was badly affected by extremists and now Chitral having great charming for domestic and foreign tourists due to its peaceful environment. An American paraglide said that Chitral is very suitable place for paragliding and he visiting this district for the last 3 years and regularly exercising of paragliding to boost his skill. He appeal to paraglide of world level and tourists to must come to chitral and to enjoy in this exemplary peaceful district. So many female foreigners were present on the final day of the match. At last chief guest Saleem Khan provincial Minister given winner trophy to Captain of Chitral polo team. He announced of rupees 100000 for winner team and 50000 for runner up team.
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