CHITRAL, Sept 7: Unlike other districts where barbers unions decide the charges for haircut or shave in collaboration with the local administration, in Chitral the rate list for barbers is issued by the district food controller.

Expressing astonishment over the matter, local people said that they did not understand the logic behind fixation and notification of rate list for hairdressers.

Former member of Terich union council Tariq Ahmed told this scribe that he was amazed to see the rate list for barbers issued by the officer of food department instead of the district coordination officer.

He said that increase in charges of different services of hairdressers in Chitral was usually decided by the district food controller.

He recalled that a year ago barbers would charge Rs20 for bath in bathroom of their shops, but over the time the food officer had increased the charges by Rs15 and the same rate of increase was noted in charges for other services. —Correspondent

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