MANSEHRA: The Upper Kohistan district administration with the help of Frontier Works Organisation and Dasu hydropower project’s management on Sunday restored vehicular traffic on the Karakoram Highway by clearing it of snow and landslides.

“We are going to launch a damage survey soon after clearing the KKH of snow and landslides from Basha to Chakai area,” deputy commissioner Irfanullah Mehsud told reporters.

He said damage assessment survey teams comprising officials of revenue, agriculture, livestock departments and Provincial Disaster Management Authority would start survey of the damage caused by recent rains and snowfall across the district from Monday (today).

“This is a mountainous area and downpours cause damage to buildings and roads. We have started the survey to estimate the damage reported during the recent rain spell,” Mr Mehsud said.

The DC said though no fatality was reported from across the district, several houses caved in, and owners would be compensated.

Published in Dawn, March 4th, 2024

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