Women, children of Kalash tribe seek reconstruction of roads

Gul Hamad Farooqi

Chittral—Children and women hailing from Kelash tribe of Chitral staged a peaceful protest demonstration against the government for not reconstructing roads devastated by floods.
The protestors demanded of the government to provide them basic rights and pay due attention to reconstruction of roads and other infrastructure destroyed by floods in 2015.
A social worker Ms Shahi Gul and local government representative Ms Maleet Gul while leading the protest said that residents of the area have repeatedly requested the government to reconstruct these roads and rebuild the power house but to no avail.
Meanwhile, officials of irrigation and communication department of Chitral have declined to comment on the issue. Roads, pipeline, irrigation channels, micro hydro power houses, bridges and other infrastructures damaged last year by tremendous flood but no rehabilitation work have been completed until now.
Kalash valley presents a ruined look. People of the area alleged that Govt have approved 230 million for channelization of Bumborat nullah but the contractor is not taking the project seriously.

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