S. Waziristan tourism.
Byline: Shahid Hussain - Dera Ismail Khan
THE security situation in South Waziristan is fast returning to normal after more than a decade of the military operation against terrorism. This is the right time for the federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments to give serious thought to and lay plans to promote tourism in the tribal areas.
The Almighty has blessed the tribal regions with a tantalising and natural beauty. It has beautiful valleys, snow-covered mountains and lush-green forests teeming with fruit trees, flora and fauna.
These beautiful landscapes will draw tourists by the thousands. All that is needed is a basic infrastructure of roads, motels and public transport. All these are avenues of gainful employment for the local population which will bring prosperity to the area. The people of the area request the federal and KP authorities to take measures to promote tourism in the tribal areas.