Chitral: Like being reported from all over Pakistan residents of cities are rushing to cooler heights to escape the heat and to spend their Eid holidays which have been generous this year due to weekend joining up before and after the official holidays. Whether it is Murree, Swat, Kaghan,Gilgit or Chitral, hordes of vehicles carrying tourists can be seen rushing upwards blocking the roads and causing traffic jams in many places.
In Chitral the main thrust is towards Kalash valleys which do not have the capacity to accommodate such a large number of tourists at a time, therefore problems of accommodation and food are being reported. However learning from the experience, tourism infrastructure can be developed to cater for such occasions when tourists turn up in large numbers to a particular place. Shandur festival coming up which is likely to draw crowds of tourists can be taken up as an experiment in this regard. .. CN report, 07 Jun 2019