NDMA issues guidelines for tourists during winter.

ISLAMABAD -- Anticipating a large number of visitors to tourist destinations during the ongoing winter spell, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has issued guidelines for tourists.

According to a statement, considering past experiences, the winter season, which will last till Feb 2023, was expected to attract tourists to Murree, Galiyat, Abbottabad, Gilgit-Baltistan, Naran, Kaghan and other areas.

There is a dire need to adopt pro-active measures apart from fore-warning/guidance against the developing situation and accordingly take requisite precautionary measures, it noted.

Tourists and other visitors to Pakistan have been advised to regularly check the weather forecast for planned destinations from the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) and NDMA's website for updated weather information.

They have also been asked to check NDMA's web portal and social media handles (Twitter and Instagram) for remaining updated on the developing situation. Also check/consult websites for area specific alerts and advisories, the statement said.

Before departing, they have also been told to check with National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP) on their website or helpline for the status/road condition of the intended route before departure, carry basic travel necessities especially...

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