Tourists in millions have thronged to scenic resorts of Hazara and Malakand divisions of K-P, causing rush of people and vehicles besides generating around Rs4 billion income for locals associated with the tourism industry.
According to a statement issued by the Tourism Department of K-P, around 2.6 million tourists visited Swat, Galliyat and Naran areas during the period from July 17-24. Around 100,000 tourists also visited scenic Razmak area of North Waziristan district, read the statement.
Giving details about the number of tourists, it added that around 550,000 tourists visited Swat valley. Majority of the people preferred Kaghan-Naran valley where around 1.2 million people visited during Eid holidays, carrying around 300,000 vehicles.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 27th, 2021.
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