AJK PM directs opening of Leepa Valley link road

Niazi says tourist spots should be kept open


APP January 12, 2022
An alternative road network for connectivity between Punjab and G-B, through Azad Jammu and Kashmir, was discussed to reduce travel time and promote tourism. photo: file

MIRPUR:

Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Abdul Qayyum Niazi on Monday directed the administration to open the Leepa Valley link road as soon as possible accelerating the rehabilitation operation in this snow-clad mountainous part of the state.

During a high-level briefing about the current weather conditions in AJK, the prime minister further directed the authorities that other connecting highways should also be maintained and tourist spots should be kept open.

Commissioner Muzaffarabad Division Masoodur Rehman briefed the PM about the ongoing activities of AJK police, Rescue 1122 and the administration in the ongoing rescue operation in Murree after the recent heavy rains and snowfall.

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The commissioner also apprised the PM of the restoration of worst-hit Neelum and Leepa valleys highways.

The PM speaking on the occasion said that all facilities should be provided to the tourists so that they do not have any problem.

The PM appreciated the performance of the administration and other concerned agencies during the recent heavy rains and said that this continuity should be maintained and added that the administration should be ready to deal with any emergency situation. In view of the bad weather conditions, arrangements should be made in advance so that the people do not face any difficulty.

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