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Tourist throng hill stations after snowfall

BALAKOT: Following the recent snowfall, tourists and nature lovers from all over the country flocked to the picturesque valleys of upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Visitors have flocked to Mansehra, Shogran, Kaghan, Naran, and other hill stations as a result of the snowfall in the mountains.

Others had fun sliding down small ascents, while those who like snow and snow-related games had fun throwing snowballs.

The Kaghan Development Authority (KDA) staff, according to sources, remained on the roads with machinery and equipment as directed by the provincial government.

They claimed that officials were stationed throughout Kaghan Valley to respond to any emergencies immediately and around the clock.

Previously, KDA employees used heavy equipment to clear snow from the Mansehra-Naran-Jalkhad (MNJ) Road for residents and visitors.

Tourists were advised to follow safety procedures and must book an experienced driver when travelling to various hill stations.

They were also told to use chains on their tyres when driving on slick roads, according to sources.

Meanwhile, The Pakistan Meteorological Department predicts cold and dry weather in most of the country, with very cold temperatures in the upper parts and north Balochistan.

Hazy conditions are expected to prevail in the upper regions of Punjab, Sindh, and the plains of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Over the last twenty-four hours, the majority of the country has experienced cold, dry weather, with very cold temperatures in north Balochistan.

However, Gilgit-Baltistan experienced isolated bouts of drizzle and snowfall.

According to the met office, Murree, Galliyat, Abbottabad, Nathiagali, Naran, Muzaffarabad, Neelam Valley, Rawalakot, Kaghan, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Gilgit, Skardu, Astore, and Hunza Valley will all experience extremely cold and dry weather from Saturday to Wednesday.

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Pavan Manzoor is an experienced content writer , editor and social media handler along with a track record of youth-oriented activities in Pakistan and abroad. She was selected as a fully-funded delegate as a leadership fellow in Turkey. She also led a team of 5 volunteers at the week-long Young Professionals Fellowship in Maldives. She is also a member of the Youth Standing Committee on Higher Education.


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