Kaghan festival (Mela) 2011 in Naran – June 24-26, 2011 for Tourists, Fun & enjoyment
MANSEHRA (June 12, 2011) Kaghan Valley is most attractive, beautiful & scenic tourist place of Pakistan. Road from Balakot to Naran & Babusar Top is full of imaginary views with pleasant weather in hot summer season. Its snow capped mountains, chilled watered fantastic vast lakes, huge waterfalls and lush green forests attract every nature loving person of Pakistan and other parts of world. Tourism Corporation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will organise a three (3) day `Kaghan Festival (Mela)` to promote tourism in Pakistan.
“Because of the ongoing insurgency and militancy, the image of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is being tarnished. In such an environment a three-day grand festival is being organised at Kaghan from June 24 to promote tourism in the region,” Provincial Minister for Tourism Syed Aqil Shah told a press conference here on Tuesday.
Minister for Industries Syed Ahmad Hussain Shah was also present on the occasion. Mr Shah said that the festival was being organised on the special interest of Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti. “We want to show the natural beauty, culture and heritage of the region to people amid the ongoing militancy,” he added.
He said that the event would be full of entertainment and enjoyment. There would be traditional and local games, dances, foods, handicrafts, theaters and much more, he said.
“It would be the biggest event in the history of the province. Roads will be repaired and regular power supply will be ensured to make the journey and stay of tourists hassle-free. PIA and Railways have also been contracted for purpose,” the minister said.
He said that tourism industry was being dissolved to the provinces at the end of June. “But I want to make it clear that we will not accept the ministry without Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation and its assets,” he said.
Mr Shah said that tourism promotion conference and Olympic Games general councils meeting would also be held during the festival. Speaking on the occasion minister for industries said that work on Naran-Saiful Muluk chairlift, road and two megawatt hydropower projects would be started very soon.