Peshawar The scenic valleys, mountainous beauty and waterfalls in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have attracted around two million tourists this year especially during Eid days in the province.
Senior Minister for Tourism Atif Khan has said that the arrival of a record number of tourists in KP has reflected an excellent strategy of the government to promote tourism in the province.
Flanked by provincial minister for local government and rural development, Shahram Khan Tarkai, the ministers visited Nathia Gali in Abbottabad and reviewed different facilities and cleanliness arrangements in tourist areas and resorts.
The ministers appreciated performance of tourism police, Galyat Development Authority, traffic police and Rescue 1122 for assisting tourists during Eid days.
The senior minister said tourism police was raised with an objective to help facilitate tourists,In the first phase 690 tourism police has been raised and the number would be increased with passage of time.
The tourism police would be trained on the pattern of Thailand police and would be converted into a full-fledged organized force, the Minister said.
Around one million tourists entered Swat district through 147,000 vehicles and motorcycles where they enjoyed natural waterfalls, mountainous beauty, lush green valleys, and chair-lift at Malam Jabba, according to Malakand administration.
Similarly, Galayat in Abbottabad attracted over four lac tourists entered through 63,000 vehicles and motorcycles, according to Galayat Tourists Facilitation Centre.
Likewise, over two lac tourists moved to Kaghan and Naran in Manshera district through 23859 vehicles during Eid days.
Moreover, over 2,50,000 tourists entered through 41,000 vehicles and motorcycle at Dir, Chitral and Buner district during Eid days.