CHITRAL: The body of a young married woman was recovered from a pond in Muzhen village of Oveer area here on Tuesday.

Sub-divisional police officer, Mulkhow, Abdus Sattar told Dawn that the relatives of the woman, mother of two children, had lodged a report in the local police station about her missing.

He said the woman’s body was shifted to hospital for autopsy, adding cause of her death would be determined after the autopsy report.

Mr Sattar said the police were conducting an inquiry under section 174 of CrPC to unearth the truth about the death of the young woman, whose husband was in Saudi Arabia.

A month earlier, bodies of a teenage girl and a 23-year-old man were found in the forest of the neighbouring Nichhagh village of Oveer.

Meanwhile, president of Private Educational Network (PEN)

Wajeehuddin has said private schools and colleges will be opened on August 15 in Chitral under strict observance of SOPs.

Addressing a meeting of the heads of political parties and representatives of civil society organisations on Tuesday, he said prolonged closure had inflicted irreparable academic loss on the students and PEN had no option but to open the institutions.

On the occasion, political leaders and social activists assured the management of private educational institutions that they would extend all-out support to them in case the government created problems for them in reopening schools and colleges.

Published in Dawn, August 12th, 2020