Thousands of tourists flocked to Lake Saiful Muluk during the Eid holidays after the Kaghan Development Authority (KDA) cleared the road leading to the lake following six months of construction.
Muzammil Khan, a KDA Environmental Inspector, informed journalists that the KDA had “cut the massive glacier that had fallen in the way of the Saiful Muluk Lake and unblocked the route to traffic.” Tourists that have flocked to the valley can now see this fantastic location.”
Last October, heavy snowfall in Kaghan Valley closed the Mansehra-Naran-Jalkhad (MNJ) and Lake Roads. The MNJ Route, which connects Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan, returned to traffic beyond Battakundi last month, and the road leading to Lake Saiful Muluk has now reopened to traffic well. This allowed tourists to visit the lake during the Eid holidays in Kaghan Valley.
Saddam Hussain Memon, the Assistant Commissioner for Balakot, conducted a surprise visit to Naran and assessed the traffic arrangements on MNJ Road and around the city.
“We have heavy gear on standby in the landslide-prone places along MNJ Road across the valley for the protection of tourists,” he told reporters.