Tourists ordered to leave Galiyat in 24 hours

By: News Desk      Published: 08:55 PM, 23 Jul, 2020
Tourists ordered to leave Galiyat in 24 hours

The Galiyat Development Authority and the district administration have ordered all the tourists present in Galiyat to leave the area within 24 hours.

The order came after the reports of presence of the tourists in the area.

Galiyat Development Authority’s spokesperson Ahsan Hameed said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has imposed a total ban on the entry of the tourists on any tourist resort of the province.

He said there were reports of the presence of the tourists in the Galiyat and some hotels and guest houses in the area have been ordered to get their facilities vacate in 24 hours.

He said strict action would be taken against those who violated the orders of the provincial government and the Galiyat Development Authority.

It may be noted that there is a blanket ban on visiting the tourists’ places in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the government is striving hard to reopen the tourism in the country as soon as possible with SOPs but only when it would be safe for the people.

The deadly coronavirus was found in another 1,763 people during the past 24 hours (Wednesday), raising the overall number of cases to 169,190 in Pakistan.

On the other hand, the death toll increased to 5,709 after 32 died of the virus, shows the updated data released by the National Command and Operation Centre on Thursday morning.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the major hub of tourist destinations, some 32,753 cases have been reported so far with 1158 deaths.

Other popular tourists destination in the country, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan have reported 1961 and 1896 coronavirus cases, respectively, so far.