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  • Hindu Kush quakes may have long-lasting effects

    ISLAMABAD: The recent wave of tremors that have shaken the Hindu Kush regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan may have lasting impacts on the topography of areas as far afield as Islamabad, experts say...

    3, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the strongest of which was felt in parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa such as Malakand and Swat...

  • Case registered against Chitral man for spreading rumours about coronavirus emergence in Pakistan

    A man who expressed fear that a Chinese man in Pakistan might have caught the novel coronavirus was booked by Chitral police in a case registered on Tuesday under Section 16 (dissemination of rumours) of the Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance and Section 25 (intentionally damaging or tampering with telegraphs) of the Telegraph Act...

    A first information report (FIR) was registered after the additional assistant commissioner (AAC)...

  • Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan hit hard by climate change

    On Thursday evening, a non-governmental organisation called Ciqam from Chitral and Hunza gave a presentation on “Women Social Enterprise” at the Indigenous People’s Pavilion next to the Climate Generation Space outside the Le Bourget conference centre...

    A team of young women from Hunza and Chitral talked about their life journeys and how they became empowered through their NGO...

  • Torrential rain adds to misery of flood-hit Chitral

    CHITRAL: More villages were hit by flash floods on Tuesday after torrential rain continued for the seventh day and washed away a number of houses in Kasset village, on Chitral-Garam Chashma road, and Rayeen, in Torkhow valley...

    The Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement that the army continued rescue operations on the sixth consecutive day in the worst-hit areas of Chitral...

  • 0.3m people affected by Chitral floods

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Tuesday said around 300,000 people had been affected by the flash floods in the northern district of Chitral...

    The minister said upper parts of Chitral was cut-off, while in Kuragh, raging currents washed away Chitral-Booni Road, stranding around 200,000 people...

  • New spate of floods hits Chitral

    CHITRAL: After a day of respite, a new spate of flash floods caused by torrential rains struck Chitral on Thursday afternoon, leaving two people dead and washing away more than two dozen homes in different parts of the district...

    The high-magnitude flood in Chitral Gol stream passing transversally through the city washed away five homes, a pedestrian bridge and two shops, causing panic among people and forcing them to leave the...

  • Pesco sets up task force for flood-hit Chitral

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar Electric Supply Company has set up a task force under the supervision of its general manager Niaz Mohammad to expedite restoration of infrastructure damaged by flash floods in Chitral as repair work has been accelerated to provide relief to the affected population...

    The Pesco and Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organisation (Pedo) said on Thursday that they were trying to restore the damaged electricity network...

  • Hopes fade for students buried under snow in Chitral

    CHITRAL: Chances of survival faded for seven students who were buried alive under an avalanche in Susoom village of Karimabad valley as there was no headway in their search on Monday...

    The Deputy Commissioner of Chitral, Osama Ahmed Warraich, told Dawn that the main hurdle in carrying out an extensive search for the students was non-availability of heavy machinery...

  • Torrential rain continues to torment Chitral

    CHITRAL: Fresh torrential rains wreaked havoc in Mulkhow union council of upper Chitral on Friday, leaving one person dead and three children missing...

    Know more: Most of Chitral paralysed by flash floodsHe told Dawn that the loss of lives had been low because of an early warning system as people had been informed through mobile phones and announcements by megaphones after which the residents of vulnerable places escaped before the...

  • PPP announces Rs50m for Chitral

    PESHAWAR: The Pakistan People’s Party has announced a relief fund of Rs50 million for the flood-hit people of Chitral district...

    He said the PPP central leaders would also visit Chitral to express solidarity with the affected families, adding relief camp would also be set up in Chitral city to support the displaced people...

  • Shortage of food, clean water hits Chitral

    CHITRAL: The people in the flood-affected upper parts of Chitral and Lot Koh and Bumburate valleys have complained about acute shortage of food and clean drinking water...

    They said the roads leading to all calamity-hit areas in Chitral district had been closed and that it might take one to two weeks for their opening to vehicular traffic...

  • Community mobilisation paying off in Chitral

    This was the dividend of the phenomenon of social organisations which took roots in Chitral in 1980s when Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) made debut in the district and worked on the basis of community mobilisation...

    The chairman of Chitral Community Development Network, the umbrella organisation of the 21 LSOs, Mohammad Wazir Khan said that LSOs were organisations of the people, for the people and by the people...

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