Lawari Top re-opened for light Traffic.
CHITRAL: The only land route connecting Chitral to other parts of the country Lawar Top was re-opened for light traffic. Project Director of Lawari Tunnel Liaqat Ali told this scribe. Lawari top route had been blocked for all type of vehicular traffic last year after heavy snowfall as a result Chitral isolated and remained disconnect from other sorts of the country. Hence National Highway Authority (NHA) had allowed Chitral passengers to travel inside the tunnel at least two hours a day. Project Director of Lawari Tunnel said that NHA had allowed them 1400 hours for Bulldozer to remove snow from the top of Lawari pass road and we completed the task in stipulated hours and period of time. Bulldozer charging 3900 per hours he added. He said that last year it had opened on 13th May but this year we worked day and night reopened Lawari top road very early.
Board of Directors of Legal Aid Forum for Human Rights determined to protect women rights.
CHITRAL: An important meeting Board of Directors Legal Aid Forum for Human Rights (LAFH) held here under the chair Abdul Nasir president LAFH Chitral. The meeting was started with the recitation from the Holy Quran by Maulana Sher Aziz former Amir Jamat Islami Chitral. Abdul Nasir briefed all members Boar of Director regarding aim and objectives of the organization. That they supporting needy and helpless segment of the society especially women folk in Chitral. He said that LAFH provided free legal Assistance to oppressed and helpless women and creating awareness among the masses and particularly among women regarding their basic rights. Senior Lawyer Sahib Nadir Advocate inquired about the legal position of LAFH and LAPH (Legal Awareness Program for Human Rights). On this Abdul Nasir briefed the participants that at first we established LAFH in 1997 and was working for needy and deserving people on self help basis. Hence it made an agreement with Trocaire an Irish based NGO who funded LAFH and it started its work as pilot project. Hence due to internal grudges, clashes and disharmony among its board member the former Chairman Board of Director Maulana Israruddin Alhilal submitted complaint to the Bank who freeze it fund. He charged that Trocaire fund is not utilizing transparently. He also alleged of misappropriation of fund and malpractices by some key points members. He said that although Trocaire (Irish NGO) had released their fund to LAFH but Niaz Ali Shah former general Secretary of LAFH established an other NGO with the name of Legal Awareness Program for Human Rights (LAPH) and under a conspiracy its fund was transferred to LAPH as well as they also changed their bank account and shifted the fund to an other bank.
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