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26 February 2020

Civil award for Rehamat Aziz Chitrali Demanded

Civil award for Rehamat Aziz Chitrali Demanded

ISLAMABAD– The Anjuman-e-Tarraqui-e-Khowar Karachi Branch, Khowar Academy and intellectuals demanded on Friday that a civil award be granted to Rehmat Aziz Chitrali. They also demanded that KP governmnet should name a road or an avenue with his name to recognize Rehmat's services for people of Chitral, one of the largest districts of KP.

Talking to this correspondent Hussain ali, a chitrali said that the Anjuman-e-Tarraqui-e-Khowar Karachi and Khowar Academy had repeatedly approached the authorities in this regard, but no action has been take thus far. He said that the khowar litrary associatiion's request to the KP governor for granting a Civil Award to Rachitrali is awaited. 

Rehmat aziz Chitrali is a Khowar and Urdu poet, author, human rights activist, journalist from Mirandeh Khot Valley of Chitral.   At 37 years old he earned a name for championing the cause Chitrali people through blogosphere especially Wikipedia, under a pseudonym name Rachitrali. He also wrote extensively about the atrocities of Taliban regime under different Aliases.

 He has created a khowar language Wikipedia to promote Khowar in the world. He was nominated for the Children Literature Commendation Certificate by Pakistan's Ministery of Education-- the first Chitrali to be nominated for the children award.  He was also awarded with the Shandoor Award for Khowar Literature.

<--break->In the late 1999s, Aziz ran the entertainment TV show ‘‘Sunday Brunch'' on Pakistan Television from Karachi Center with Rashid Sami. Later, he joined Khyber News Tv.

He established Anjuman-e-Tarraqui-e-Khowar’s Karachi office and headed the team. He has held key positions of Editor, Resident Editor, and Managing Editor with various news publications. 

Speaking to the media, he expressed his intent to work for the promotion and preservation of Chitrali languages of Northern Pakistan.

He was khowar news editor  of Khyber News TV and has been hosting a popular Chitral show namely Chetraro Hawaz (Voice of Chitral). He has written for daily Baadeshimal, daily k2, Chitral Vision, daily Baang-e-Sahar, Monthly Shandoor, Monthly Chand, Monthly Zarafat and occasionally contributed to Wikipedia.

Aziz is married, has 2 children, and lives in Chitral.

Zaheer Uddin Chitrali has contributed to this story from Islamabad
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