Visitors entering Saiful Muluk park to pay fee

Published June 21, 2021
Jeeps parked on the bank of Saiful Muluk Lake. — Dawn
Jeeps parked on the bank of Saiful Muluk Lake. — Dawn

MANSEHRA: The wildlife department has imposed fee on tourists and vehicles entering the Saiful Muluk National Park in the Kaghan valley.

“We have imposed fee on each individual, and the revenue so accrued will be spent on development of the park,” range officer Abdul Basit Khan told reporters in Kaghan valley on Sunday.

He said chief conservator wildlife department Mohsan Ali Shah had approved charging of entry fee under section 29 of the Wildlife Act, 2015.

He, however, said children up to five years of age would be exempt from the fee.

“Each youngster will pay Rs10, while men and women Rs20 each,” said Mr Basit. He said a parking fee of Rs100 would be received from each vehicle owner.

Rs100 parking fee will also be charged from each vehicle owner

WOMAN COMMITS SUICIDE: A newlywed woman took her life by jumping into the Kunhar River in Rajowal area of Kaghan valley on Sunday.

Amir Kadam, a Rescue 1122 spokesman, said flooding in the river was hampering the search for the body.

The victim’s father told reporters that his son-in-law used to quarrel with his daughter since her marriage early this month.

In a separate incident, a van carrying devotees to a shrine in Muzaffarabad AJK from Taxila plunged into a ravine near Laburkot area, leaving several people injured.

Rescue officials shifted the injured to the King Abdullah Teaching Hospital, where doctors pronounced Mohammad Nadeem dead.

The injured were referred to Ayub Medical Complex, Abbottabad.

Also, a man shot dead his brother over a domestic issue in Upper Kohistan. The victim was identified as Mohammad Hameed. In another incident, a speeding car killed a man identified as Malik Abdul Wadood in Kaghan valley.

Mohammad Naseem died after falling from a tractor-trolley in Baffa area.

EMBANKMENT: A well-off expatriate Pakistani has started construction of an embankment between Siran River and Gogra Bridge after eight members of a family died when a van plunged into a gorge at his place last week.

Seth Mohammad Ajaz Tanoli, who is settled in Muscat, inaugurated work on the 350-foot-long wall. “I was shocked to hear about the death of eight members of a family due to absence of a boundary wall between Pulrah Road and the Siren River,” he said.

Published in Dawn, June 21st, 2021

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