Thursday May 13, 2021
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.
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.