As reported by Balakot DSP Siraj Khan a police delegation led by him and assistant commissioner Saddam Hussain had established two check-posts near Balakot prohibiting the entry of tourists to the valley.
He also added that “Extra police was also deployed on the Balakot-Garhi Habibullah Road to provide security to tourists who were on their way to Muzaffarabad and other parts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir following blockade of the Murree Road,” DSP also informed the media that tourists were provided with food and drinks on their way back to AJK.
Furthermore, according to the notification issued by deputy commissioner Dr Qasim Ali Khan the entry of tourists to Kaghan Valley and Shogran is restricted due to the fear of more snowfall and landslides.
Inspector Mohammad Moazzam reported that for a time being the Kaghan Development Authority has started vacating snow from the Mansehra-Naran-Jalkhad Road. He added that “The road has been cleared for light traffic up to the Suki Kinari hydropower project,” KDA’sLink roads in mountainous Siren and Konsh valleys of Mansehra and Kandia and Spat valleys of Kohistan remained blocked for the sixth consecutive day on Sunday due to heavy snowfall.