Pakistan Tourism: Naran Valley has no electricity

Pakistan Tourism: Naran Valley has no electricity

There has been no electrical power supply available in Naran Valley since last October’s snowfall. The Valley, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Pakistan, is facing extreme noise pollution, because over 1,500 big and small hotels are using electric power generators to power their accommodations.

The Valley is also the base camp of world-famous touristic spots like Lake Sailful Maluk, Malika Parbat, Ansu Lake, Lulusar Lake, Dudipatsur Lake, Thak, Sooch, Gatidas, Basal, and Babusar Pass.

Despite the claims of PTI government (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf centrist political party) to promote tourism in Pakistan and the tourism season being at its peak, thousands of tourists are traveling every week to this beautiful Valley. The road from Balakot to Naran is dilapidated, and a journey of 90 kilometers from Balakot to Naran Bazaar which used to be able to be completed just in 1 1/2 hours 2 years ago, is now difficult to travel in 3 hours or more due to the bad conditions of the road.

It is pertinent to mention that PTI is ruling Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as the federal government.

Hoteliers claim that the power supply was cut off in October during extreme weather conditions and has yet to be restored.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has the vision to promote tourism, but concerned authorities are yet to follow his vision.