CM’s Advisor Tourism concerns over damages caused by heavy rains in KP 

PESHAWAR: Zahid Chanzeb, Advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tourism, Culture and Archeology, has expressed sorrow and concern over the damages caused by heavy rains in the province. He has advised the local administration and police to play an active role in helping and guiding the travelers in the tourist areas and hill stations while urging the tourists to take full care of the SOPs.

Zahid Chanzeb went on a visit to the severely affected Kaghan Valley and Mansehra District to personally assess the situation caused by the prolong rains, where he along with the relevant authories of local administration, Kaghan Development Authority and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tourism Authority reviewed highways and hotels at various places. He assessed the arrangements for the tourists there. However he issued advisory for the tourists to refrain from visiting the Kaghan Valley and traveling along highways in the mountainous areas in general in view of the dangerous situation caused by the rains. He made clear that heavy rains often turn into natural calamities in the mountain ranges that are beyond human control, so avoiding travel there is the best option. Similarly, he urged the tourists to check the weather conditions before starting the traveling for tourism while also asked the tourism authority KPCTA to provide all out guidance to the tourists in this regard. 

The Tourism Advisor also instructed the authorities to take special measures to protect the travelers from the electricity and other facilities in the highways, bazars and markets in the tourist areas during rains and to provide maximum comforts to the passengers during their journey.

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