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Thursday May 13 2021
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PM Imran Khan celebrates Eid in Nathiagali

File photo of PM Imran Khan during a visit to Natiagali. Picture: Facebook/File
  • Prime Minister Imran Khan is celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr with his family in Nathiagali.
  • He is scheduled to spend three days up North.
  • The govt has announced Eid holidays from May 10 to 15 during which a ban has also been imposed on visiting tourist spots.


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr with his family in the picturesque Nathiagali while the government has imposed a complete ban on tourists in the area, sources said.

The sources added the prime minister had arrived in the town a day earlier and would spend the entire Eid with his family — with no political activities scheduled during his stay there.

The government has announced Eid-ul-Fitr holidays from May 10 to 15 during which a ban has also been imposed on visiting tourist spots across the country as part of the National Command and Operation Centre’s (NCOC) strategy to restrict movement amid the third COVID-19 wave.

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The NCOC had last month decided to ban tourism from May 8-16.

"Closure of tourist resorts, public parks, and hotels in/around tourist spots to remain closed," read an NCOC press statement.

The interior ministry, in a separate notification, had said all tourist resorts, public parks, hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and transport will also remain closed for the public.

"Travel nodes leading to tourist spots [will also remain] closed; focus on [the areas of] Murree, Galiyat, Swat-Kalam, Sea View/beaches and the Northern Areas [will remain]," it added.