Gul Hammad Farooqi
Chitral, February 21: Anjuman-e- Taraqi Khowar celebrated world mother language day at town Hall Chitral. Assistant coordination Officer Tanveer Ahmad was chief guest on the occasion while the ceremony was presided over by Maulana Naqeebullah Razi president of the Anjuman.
Speakers on the occasion presented their papers and declared that some 14 languages are speaking in Chitral like Khowar, Palola, Kalasha, Ursoonwar, Gawarbut, Pashto, Goshti, Dari, Dangariwar, Sheikhwar, Yadgha, Wakhi, Shina, Balti, Guri and Gujari.
They said that Khowar is main language of majority of Chitral people but unfortunately it not supporting by the authorities. They said that ATK is trying its best to promote and preserve these languages.
Those who spoke on the occasion were Salahuddin, Basharat Iqbal, Sherin Khan advocate, Gul Murad Hasrat, Javed Akram, Jang Bahadar Jang, Maula Nigah Niga, Gul Nawaz Khaki, Inayatullah Shahzad, Afzalullah Afzal, Tanveer Ahmad, Naqeebullah Razi etc.