Poor infrastructure a bane for Chitral tourism
For the last many years the PTI government has been working on the task of promotion of tourism in KPK but when we look at the list we find at a poor corner whereas Chitral has got both adventure and cultural tourism attractions in superlative degree. I disagree with the authorities concerned who have poor plans for Chitral and richer plans for other areas of the province.
Terich Mir peak ( 7708m) which was first summitted in 1950 lies in Chitral but the condition of roads is so deplorable that the Hnl. Chief Minister should take notice of the road system of Chitral with a sincere intention to promote tourism and better condition of road system is the prerequisite of tourism.
Mr. Wazir Zada, special assistant to the CM. has been working not only for the minorities whom he represents but also a lot of work to solve the problems of Chitralis is always busy and has sincere intentions to promote Adventure tourism in the high mountains of Hindu Kush. What has to do first is to get sufficient funds for the improvement of roads especially for the Kalash valleys, Terich Mir road, Shandur road at the priority as these stand forth as prominent tourist destinations. His passion for promotion of tourism is commendable but the provincial government and the various concerned deptts. Must cooperate with him regarding the hard geographical condition of this mountain are which is as a border are lying along eastern Afghanistan.
I would also like to draw the attention of the head of the northern command i.e. Corpse Commander to take special interest in this far flung and most backward districts of Chitral where there is a total of only 150 km black top road vs. thousands and hundreds in the neighbouring districts. This is a great injustice with Chitral and its law abiding citizens. Chitral is a special Zone and demands special attention even if Chitralis have different culture than their immediate neighbours. .. Prof. Rahmat Karim Baig, Chitral 11 Mar 2021