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Govt initiates programme to protect hilly areas of KP, GB

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has initiated a programme with the financial assistance of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to save hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan from the damages of glaciers.

An official statement in Peshawar on Sunday said under the programme four billion rupees would be spent on the installation of an early warning system to monitor the movement of glaciers in 15 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Similarly, digital sensors would also be established on the rivers to monitor the flood situation.

It is pertinent to mention here that renowned British historian and author William Dalrymple has said the northern areas of Pakistan were the best place and most fascinating tourist destinations in the world.

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During an event while sharing a fascinating account of his family visit to northern areas of Pakistan recently, William Dalrymple said be it places, food or local hospitality, all was extra-ordinary and beautiful that he will always cherish.

He further said it was encouraging that tourism to these areas was picking up.

Jonny Bealby, who is a frequent visitor of Pakistan, shared stories of his travels to the beautiful northern areas of Pakistan and beyond. He also shed light on multi-ethnic and culturally diverse people of Pakistan with their exemplary hospitality.

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