Chitral: The only land route connecting Chitral to other sorts of the country has been blocked at Lawari Top after snowfall early in the morning on Saturday.
The Lawari tunnel is also close for traffic and National Highway Authority and Korean construction company, Sambo, are not allowing any passenger vehicle to travel inside the tunnel.
It is interesting to note that the Peshawar High Court has ordered that the tunnel should be open at least 3 days a week for passengers because there is no alternate road for Chitral people.
Due to disturbed weather PIA scheduled flights have also been cancelled and people of Chitral have been besieged within the valley. The Shandoor Top road is also blocked due to snowfall.
Light snowfall continues at upper parts of Chitral and on the top of Lawari pass. Residents of Chitral have demanded from Federal government to open the Lawari tunnel for passengers. There is acute shortage of edibles in Chitral due to closing of the main land route.