By: Gul Hamaad Farooqi
Chitral, December 27: Residential colony for the families of martyred of Chitral scouts was inaugurated at Singor, 7 KM from here. Lt Col Muhammad Tahir commander 1 wing Chitral scouts was chief guest on the occasion who unveiled plaque of the colony and handed over keys of house to widow of Muhammad Karim Naik who martyred at Dara Adam Khel on 26th June 2012. Addressing on the occasion Colonel Tahir said that according to Quran martyred never dye they alive and also feeding them but we not percept about them.
They martyred colony and residential house were allotted to widow of martyred on directive of Major General Muhammad Tyaab Azam Inspector General Frontier Corps Khyber Pahtonkhwa.
Col Tahir said that the government has decided to fully compensate families and bereaved of any martyred not only by giving them residential plot and free education to their children but now their children also will get stipend (scholarship) and their family will draw full salary as like of other servants. As well as their salary also increasing by annual increments and other packages like serving staff he added.
He thanked to management of Northern Citizen community board (NCCB) for arranging of land for this purpose on 30% discount rate. Former MPA and president of PML-N Chitral chapter Saeed Ahmad who is also chairman of NCCB said that they allot these plots to widows of martyred on discount rate. There would be all facilities as possible.
Managing Director NCCB Shahzada Ibrahim Pirzada said that they working in different sectors like adult education, handicrafts, promoting trout fish, cooking training for women folk and allotment of residential houses on easy instatements. They determined to allot residential house to every and each low paid person of Chitral.
Talking to this scribe Rabia Parveen widow of martyred Muhammad Karim thanked to IGFC and NCCB for arranging this residential hose for her and her 3 children. Sharifuddin member of union council Laspur also hailed contribution of NCCB and Chitral scouts for providing a shelter to widow and orphan children of his nephew. A large number of people of the area were present on the occasion