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Rough weather People advised against visiting tourist destinations

By Our Correspondent
April 20, 2024
Zahid Chanzeb, Adviser to the Chief Minister on Tourism, Archeology and Culture gestures during a meeting on April 4, 2024. — Facebook/Zahid Chanzeb
Zahid Chanzeb, Adviser to the Chief Minister on Tourism, Archeology and Culture gestures during a meeting on April 4, 2024. — Facebook/Zahid Chanzeb

MANSEHRA: Advisor to Chief Minister on Tourism and Culture Zahid Chanzeb on Friday advised people not to travel to tourist destinations during the rough weather.

“Almost all tourist destinations in our province fall in mountainous ranges and to avoid an embarrassing situation, visitors should avoid moving these attractions during inclement weather,” he said while addressing the tourists who thronged lower parts of Kaghan Valley here.

The adviser said the province was adversely affected by the recent flash floods, and landslides triggered by continued rains.“I would also advise district administrations and police to restrict entry of visitors to such destinations mostly facing landslides and floods in such weather conditions,” he said.

The adviser said he visited the Kaghan Valley to personally overlook and assess damages caused by the recent rains.“I have directed district administration, Kaghan Development Authority and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tourism Authority to prioritize visitors’ safety and ensure implementation of slandered operation procedures (SOP) set by the government for the hospitality industry in the province,” he said.

The adviser directed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority to hold interactive sessions with visitors and sensitize them to adopting protective measures for them, and their loved ones when on their way to recreational visits.