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Road blockage triggers food shortage, paralyzes life in Chitral’s Arkari Valley

CHITRAL: Arkari Valley in Chitral is facing infrastructural disconnect for more than 20 days after deadly avalanches, prompting food shortage for the villagers. The valley houses at least 12,000 people and they are still stranded and have to travel the 70 kilometers long distance with roads covered with the huge avalanches. The valley is situated near Pak Afghan border area adjacent to Badakhshan province of Afghanistan. The people of the cut-off area complained against the provincial government for not clearing the…