Early completion of Brep Bridge urged.
CHITRAL: A Jeep able bridge at Yarkhun River at Brep village which is connecting Yarkhun valley, Brughul Valley with other sorts of Chitral had been damaged by heavy flood in the year 2005. Its tender was also awarded to a local contractor costing some 10.5 million rupees but work was left incomplete. The work was not completed after passing one year of its budding. Some 25000 population living across this bridge but they are facing great hardships especially it is not possible for women folk and children to cross this bridge. This feet able (pedestal bridge) is also can be cause of a big accident as a young was died when fell down in river from this bridge. The dwellers of the area living across the river are also facing food shortage because transportation of food is not possible through this bridge. It is worth to mention here that this is the only bridge connecting Brughul and Yarkhun valley (on the border of Tajikistan and a gate way to Central Asian Republics) with Chitral but the inhabitants of the area also can not thresh their wheat as thresher machine can not go across the river. The people of the area also criticized their elected representatives and Nazim for taking no interesting in solving of their problems. Elites of the area have appeal to President and Prime Minister of Pakistan as well Provincial Chief Minister for releasing of fund and issuance of a directive to concern quarter as well as contractor to complete work on this bridge so as to solve communication problems of thousands of people living across the river.
G.H. Farooqi PO Box No. 50 GPO Chitral Pakistan phone +92 943 302295, 414418, 03025989602
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