Chakdara is not only remembered and famous for cultural, religious, political, social, educational and commercial activities but it is also the heart and fountainhead of Malakand division. Chakdara provides easy and safe routes towards central Asian states. Keeping and access in view its importance the local journalists founded and inaugurated a press club in Chakdara. Its members and active participants started fulfilling their official responsibility since 2002. Mr. Muhammad Jalil became its first President and Mr. Shah Faisal Afghani was made the General Secretary.
The new cabinet of the press club worked held to secure funds and land for the establishment of a well-furnished building. Then the governor and chief executive of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Lieutenant General (R) Sayed Iftikhar Hussain Shah not only sanctioned a special grant donation for the establishment of the club but he has also directed local government to provide land for the said purpose, for which we are eternally thankful to the Governor.
DCO Dir (lower) Syed Mohammad Javaid vacated the police personnel from the building and hence a police cantonment was replaced with a press club. The MPA Mr. Dr. Zakir Ullah Khan at that time announced a huge amount for the construction of press club and the new building along with infrastructure was held under the supervision of Mr. Shah Faisal Afghani. Reputed leaders and politicians like former Prime Minister, Mr. Shukat Aziz, chief minister Akram Khan Durrani, Interior Minister Aftab Ahmad khan Shirpao, chief minister Mr. Amir Haidar Khan Hoti, provincial Finance minister Mr. Hamayun Khan, minister of state for Information and broadcasting Mrs. Anisa Zaib Tahirkhely, minister of state Mr. Malak Azmat Khan, federal minister Mr. Amir Muqam, provincial minister Mr. Bashir Ahmad Khan Belor, provincial minister Mr. Haji Hedayat Ullah and many others extended their full help and support in financial terms which facilitated the construction of the press club over night. We are proud of the fact that Chakdara press club is identifying problems of people at local, regional and national level and tries to solve issues and problems through dialogue and reconciliation. It is strengthening the role of democracy in Pakistan.