Construction of Kalash valley road starts first time after creation of Pakistan.
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National Highway Authority (NHA) has resumed construction of Kalash valley road with full fledge. The people of Kalash are famous all over the world and has become a major tourist attraction because of their unique culture. Hence due to the poor condition of the roads in the valley, domestic and foreign tourists were facing many difficulties and tourists visiting the religious festivals of Kailash sometimes travel nine hours only 22 KM distance.
The road construction was inaugurated before the local body elections and was handed over to the National Highway Authority after federalisation.
Lok Rehmat Kailash, a resident of Anish who is the newly elected Vice Chairman, says that we are thankful l to Imran Khan who for the first time nominated a member of the Kailash tribe as a member of the Provincial Assembly on a minority seat and later appointed him as Special Assistant to the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Minority Affairs.
Rehmat Begum Kailash, a student, thanked the government as well as Wazirzada for starting work on the road, but she also demanded that work be speeded up before the onset of winter. The road widening work should be completed before snowfall.
Anila Kailash who is an FSC student says that we are very happy on the construction of this road because earlier the students and women were facing a lot of difficulties due to the bad condition of the road.
Abdul Khaliq Kailash, who is also the president of the Hotel Association in Bamburit, says that in the past when someone fell ill here, we would carry him to cot on our shoulders or back and women would either give birth on the way or die during childbirth before reaching the hospital.
He said that the road is needed by all of us and with its construction this backward area will also be able to develop because when the roads are improved then more tourists come and tourism can develop this area because there is nothing else here.
He said that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had also given more than Rs 4 billion for this road but it was stopped due to unknown reasons and after that Imran Khan started working on it again and we are thankful to him.
Contributed by Gul Hamaad Farooqi