Deadly Fire in Kalash Valleys Spreading Fast
The Kalash are said to be a unique indigenous people living in the Chitral district, in the beautiful and remote mountains of north-west Pakistan. They have an ancient non-Muslim culture, their own language, code of ethics, costumes, dances, festivals and other traditions. Raging fires in the Kalash land could mean a loss of precious forests as well as a way of life and livelihood for these unique people. "The fire erupted due to the labourers who were cutting trees in the area according to initial report. But there may be other reasons as well. People of Kalash valley Mumuret especially those from Anish and Darasguru village, including forces, are taking part to cope with the situation in the valleys."