Thanks giving day and Lawari Rail Tunnel Celebration reviewed.
CHITRAL: Preparation regarding celebrating Lawari Rail tunnel festival and thanks giving day on completion of the tunnel were reviewed in a meeting at Municipal Public Library Chitral under the chair of Tehsil Nazim Chitral Sartaj Ahmad Khan who also chairman of the celebration committee. The meeting was presiding over by Maulana Abdul Rehman former MPA Chitral comprising over representatives of different political and religious parties, civil Societies.
Tehsil Nazim offered all stakeholders to propose their suggestions regarding preparation of Lawari Rail Tunnel and celebrating thanks giving day on the completion of tunnel. The stakeholder’s majority were members of the committee regarding preparation for celebration suggested that letters should be issued to Pesh Imam of all Mosques for offering thank giving prayer. They also suggested for paying rich tribute to those components and persons who plaid vital role in construction of Lawari Rail Tunnel. It was also decided unanimously to detail a delegation for offering Dua on the grave of Hayat Muhammad Khan Shaheed the then senior Minister of NWFP, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Shaheed the then Premier of Pakistan and also to meet General retired Pervez Musharaf former president of Pakistan.
It was also proposed to be declared public holiday on completion of Lawari Tunnel and celebrating its festival. They also proposed to arrange seminars at school and college level regarding giving the message and to awareness to students about the real and historical background of the tunnel. It was also decided to issue appreciate letters and commendation letters to all those who raised voice for construction of this tunnel to recognize their services and hail their contributions. They also decided to present gifts according to Chitral tradition to labors, technician, and technical staff as well as staff of SAMBU Korean Company to acknowledge their services who working day and night in excavation of the tunnel. They also recommended for hailing services of Project Director Abdus Samad for keeping keen interest in the tunnel. It was also decided to detail different sub committees working under one umbrella committee under the supervision of Tehsil Nazim Sartaj Ahamd Khan. Bashir Ahmad Political Secretary to Saleem Khan Provincial Minister thanked all stakeholders on behalf of Provincial Minister and assured of each possible support.
Those who spoke on the occasion were Tehsil Nazim Chitral Sartaj Ahmad Khan, Maulana Abdul Rehman former MPA, Yousaf Shahzad Information Officer, Mukhkamuddin press reporter, Bashir Ahmad political Secretary to Provincial Minister for Population welfare, Mumtaz Khan President Driver Union Chitral, Haji Nadir Khan Ameer JUI Chitral, Saifullah Jan Librarain and Saifullah representative of Minority community (Kalash) etc. All the participants agreed for celebrating thanks giving day on massive level with proper projection through print and electronic media as well as at each union council level.