THE interior construction of the Lowari tunnel has been postponed for quite a long time which has created anxiety among the people of Chitral. This tunnel links Chitral with the rest of the country. Once I travelled through the tunnel but the flow of streams on the road and absence of fresh breeze only suffocated the atmosphere inside the tunnel.
I am sure that every traveller who availed this opportunity ‘luckily or unluckily’, would feel the ‘same’. The people of Chitral will be quite relieved once the work on the tunnel is completed.
Travelling through Lowari’s mountainous areas has become a part of people’s lives as no other option except this route to Chitral is available.
However, there was news reports about re-start of work at the tunnel, but it proved false claims by the government. Let’s see for how long the people of Chitral will suffer at the hands of the elected representatives.
SAMI ULLAH Quetta