Chinese foreign minister visits Donga Gali for a jog

Published: September 10, 2018
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PHOTO: Reuters/ File.

PHOTO: Reuters/ File.

ABBOTTABAD: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on an official visit of Pakistan, briefly visited tourist magnet Donga Gali, Ayubia on Sunday.

Donning a tracksuit, Yi travelled on the Ayubia-Donga Gali walking track — originally built in 1930 — for around 40 to 45 minutes at around 8,200 feet above from sea level.

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During his two hour stay in the area, he was briefed by officials of foreign office on the famous Ayubia National Park and the tourist and picnic points nearby.

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He was accompanied by Chinese Ambassador in Pakistan Yao a Jing. The Abbottabad police had made tight security arrangements for the visit which were overseen by Additional SP Ishtaique Hussain of the Donga Gali police.

Officials said that during the visit, Yi was quite impressed with the facilities on the walking track which is one of the favourite tourist spots in the area.

 

Published in The Express Tribune, September 10th, 2018.

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