Locals to be hired in Khunjerab Security Force, affectees of KKH expansion to be compensated soon
Gilgit: The Steering Committee of Khunjerab National Park at the GB Secretariat. Key officials from GB administration, officials of KVO and community representatives attended the meeting.
An executive committee was formed in the meeting to resolve issues of the Khunjerab National Park. The entry fee for foreign tourists was increased from 4 USD to 8 USD. The designation of Director Khunjerab National Park was dissolved and a new position of Director Parks and Wildlife was created which will be responsible for all National Parks in the GB region. It was also decided that a local person will be hired as Park Inspector.
The Khunjerab Village Organization was instructed to provide more facilities for tourists in the national park, with the help of local communities. Chief Secretary GB, Saifullah Chattha, who presided over the meeting, also accepted an invitation to visit the Khunjerab National Park.