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Trails on Margalla Hills attracting people: official

Updated February 16, 2019

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Every year many private clubs conduct hiking excursions to highlight Margalla Hills' importance. — File photo
Every year many private clubs conduct hiking excursions to highlight Margalla Hills' importance. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: A senior official of Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Friday said the trails on Margalla Hills were attracting people from the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

Talking to this agency, the official said there were eight trails that vary in distances and assigned with numbers like Trail 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

The remaining two tracks are named as the Saidpur Trail and Bari Imam Trail, he said.

The Margalla Hills are the continuation of the Himalayan mountain range.

The soil on the hill is fertile and completely covered with green trees, herbaceous plants and rocks, he added.

The official said the forest on the hills was the natural habitat for a variety of animals and birds, adding that the forestry department of Pakistan and the authorities had tried their level best to revive tourism in this area.

He said every year many private clubs along with the authorities conduct a hiking excursion to highlight the importance of the Margalla Hills among all age groups.

Published in Dawn, February 16th, 2019