Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Government Accelerates Tourism Projects to Meet Development Goals

Peshawar, Advisor to the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister on Tourism, Culture, and Archeology, Zahid Chanzeb, has emphasized the importance of completing tourism-related projects promptly to achieve 100% of the development targets set by the regional government. This initiative is part of a broader effort to bolster the tourism sector in the region.

According to Zameen.Com, Chanzeb issued a stern warning during a meeting with the Kaghan Development Authority (KDA) and other key stakeholders in Islamabad, stating that the performance of departments will be evaluated based on actual achievements rather than promises. Departments that fail to meet their goals could face cuts in both staffing and funding, whereas those that succeed will be supported.

The meeting also included updates from Mohammad Shabbir, the Director General of KDA, on several ongoing projects aimed at improving the tourism infrastructure in the area, such as the management of Saiful Maluk Hotel and enhancing tourist facilities along major highways.

One of the critical points discussed was the reopening of the Mansehra-Naran-Jhalkot (MNJ) road, which is often closed during the winter months due to severe weather conditions. Chanzeb called for immediate actions to ensure the road is accessible as soon as possible, underscoring the need for robust development in tourism and better tourist services.

Furthermore, Chanzeb highlighted the importance of providing high-quality amenities, such as clean restrooms and reliable access to drinking water, along highways to enhance the overall tourist experience.