The Australian company removed the two Pratt and Whitney engines and sold the rest of the plane to a retired PIA pilot Siraj Ulmulk. Birmogh Lasht, located on a prominent ridge at an elevation of 2,743 meters (9,900 feet), has the summer palace of the former Mehtar of Chitral.He removed its 44 seats and put them in the Conference Hall at Hindukush Heights hotel owned by him. The palace is 15 km from Chitral town and about 1200 metres above the town and valley. On September 3, 2012, Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court, Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, inaugurated the Circuit Court of Peshawar High Court (PHC) in judicial building, Chitral. Tatler, UK, in its travel guide 2010 ranks it among “the best 101 hotels in the world”.Tirich Mir overlooks Chitral town and can be seen from the main bazaar. The mountain was first climbed in 1950 by a Norwegian expedition. You can take a PIA flight from Islamabad or Peshawar.This 50 minutes flight operates 4 days in a week, subject to weather (Flight status and schedule can be checked at the official website of PIA: ).Beautiful Kalash people, having blond hair, fair skin, and green eyes, also live in Chitral District in three remote mountain valleys: Bumburet, Rumbur, and Birir.Some photos of Kalash people have been included in this page but for knowing further details about their culture and more photos, go to an exclusive page in this website: Kalash Valleys of Chitral.People attending conferences are quite amused when they see an ashtray attached to each of their seats! It will provide speedy and easily accessible justice to the people of Chitral. The hotel is run by its owner Siraj Ulmulk, an ex PIA pilot, and his wife Ghazalla Ulmulk.The Chief Justice also heard three motion cases and two pre-admission cases as single bench. The Langlands School and College, Chitral, formerly known as Sayurj Public School was founded in 1979. Hindukush Heights has a branch of their hotel at Mastuj in northern of Chitral.
It is situated on the western bank of the Chitral River (also called Kunarl River) and at the foot of Tirich Mir, the highest peak (25,289 feet) of the Hindu Kush Mountain Range.
Brief History: In the 3rd century AD, Chitral was occupied by Kanishka, the Buddhist ruler of the Kushan Empire. Then it was under Raees rule from 1320 to the 15th century.
From 1571 onward Chitral was the capital of the princely state of Chitral under the rule of the Katur Dynasty.
The Lowari Tunnel is currently being constructed beneath Lowari Pass by a South Korean company, SAMBU JV. It’s the first time that Lowari Tunnel remained open throughout the harsh winter of 2011-12.
The 8.75 km long tunnel, which is still under construction, was built to reduce the distance between Dir and Chitral districts and ease movement of traffic throughout the year. Snow clearing machinery of FWO (Frontier Works Organization) works 24 hours to ensure smooth flow of traffic.