SRSP opens center in Chitral to promote trade – Journal
CHITRAL: Sarhad’s rural support program set up a business center in Arandu village here to promote regional trade with Afghanistan and handed it over to the local community for management.
SRSP Chief Executive Shahzada Masoodul Mulk, Pakistan Army Zone Commander Lt. Col. Farooq and Drosh Deputy Commissioner Abdul Haq attended the inaugural ceremony.
Mulk said the center set up with German financial assistance and the active support of the Pakistani army and the district administration would help promote trade in the region for the development of the people.
He said his organization had built roads, suspension bridges and schools as part of the Pakistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan regional integration project funded by Germany.
Community leader Haji Mohammad Sultan said he hoped the initiative would boost trade with Afghanistan to generate jobs and economic activity in the region.
He said the business center would become operational after the opening of the border with Afghanistan.
CULTIVATION: Director General (Soil Conservation) Yasin Khan said his department was increasingly cultivating land in hilly areas, including Chitral, through efforts against soil erosion, land reclamation flooded and land leveling.
Speaking to farmers in the Garam Chashama region of Lower Chitral district on Saturday, the chief executive said a severe shortage of irrigation water was a major obstacle to the growth of the agricultural sector in the region. .
He said small dams and water canals were being built to transform hundreds of hectares of arable land; rivers have been bordered in several villages to reduce water wastage, and new methods of rainwater harvesting are being introduced.
Mr. Yasin said that the active participation of the community is ensured in the execution of all projects, including the full use of funds.
PROMOTED: Seven Levies Force staff in the Upper Chitral district have been promoted.
During a special ceremony here on Thursday, Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Ali, who is also the force commander, pinned badges on the shoulders of promoted staff members including subedar Abdur Rahman, naib-subedar Shahabuddin, havaldar Mohammad Nayab, naik Burhanuddin and launches naiks Shamsur Rahman, Majeedul Haq and Mohammad Hussain.
Posted in Dawn, December 7, 2021