Islamabad  – Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) has been providing relief to villages in the Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan, which have been affected by devastating floods resulting from monsoon rains and glacial outbursts. Read more about FOCUS Pakistan responds to flooding in Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan

[Pakistan: 18th June 2015]: Singer/Songwriter Ali Ashraf has released his second video titled “Chotay Qadam” from the upcoming debut album “Paheli”. Shot in the scenic locations of Chitral and Kalash in Northern Pakistan, the video is all about the joy in a journey. Read more about Tribute to Kalash: Ali ashraf releases the video of ‘Chotay Qadam’


The compulsive urge to travel is a recognised physical condition, and is known as 'dromomania'. I can say without any hesitation that I suffer from it. Every time I look at the map and retrace my progress, I become painfully aware of the countries I have not visited yet.

I have been visiting countries for free mainly because I apply to summer schools, conferences, consultations and volunteer work, so that I get to travel. My wanderlust has been increasing with each new experience, and this time, I wanted to do it differently. Read more about Kalash: An odyssey of the heart

The manuals for training teachers in Khowar Language at both primary and secondary levels have been completed under the responsibility and supervision of Directorate of Curriculum & Teacher Training (DCTE) KPK Abbottabad. The final workshop to this effect was conducted at DCTE Hall Abbottabad, from 12 to 17 May, 2015, where the committee for Khowar language finalised developing and reviewing both primary and secondary level training manuals. The committee comprised: Ms. Lubna Tabassum SS DCTE, Coordinator of the workshop; Muhammad Arif, Senior SS DCTE; Muhammad Athar Senior SS DCTE; Muhammad Yousaf Shahzad; Muhammad Naqeeb Ullah Razi; Saleh Wali Azad; Farid Ahmad Raza; Zahoor ul Haq Danish; Akbar Ali Atif; Ms Shukria; and Ms Ambrina Jabeen. Read more about Manual Development of Teacher Training for Khowar Curriculum completes

Protests against corruption in different developmental projects continued in parts of Chitral. A sizeable protest rally led by Jounali Qazi Abdul Rauf  marched from Chewo Bridge and ended up in Polo Ground. There it turned into  a large public assemblage and representatives of civil society and political parties addressed the people.  

Speakers said that Abdul Wali Khan Bypass was supposed to complete in 2011 and still remains incomplete. The contractor of the bypass, it turns out, is a government employee working as laboratory attendant in Government Degree College, upper Dir. As a contractor he is enjoying government support for dilly-dallying the work on the road and allegedly shares commissions with officials.  Read more about Corruption in Developmental Projects trigger protests in Chitral


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