Khyber Pakhtunkhwa tourism spots to remain closed during Eid

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Labour and Culture Minister Shaukat Yousafzai has said that tourism spots across the province will remain closed throughout the Eidul Fitr holidays to avoid gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The minister cited health experts’ advice of social distancing for the government’s decision to keep the attraction spots closed.
Naran, Kaghan, Swat, and Murree are some of the most visited places in KP where locals, as well as foreigners, come visit.
“We’ve decided to keep all tourism spots closed at least till Eid because we don’t want people to come in or go out [of the province] frequently since that may worsen the [coronavirus] situation,” said Yousafzai.
He said all hotels are being closed anyways on Eid so opening the attractions wouldn’t have made much sense.
The minister indicated that after Eid, the KP government will frame a strategy to jump-start its tourism industry that has been affected due to the pandemic.