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Chitral: Lowari pass may open today

The army’s engineering wing has almost removed the snow from the 10,500-foot high Lowari Pass, connecting Chitral with other parts of the country, and the road may be opened for light traffic on Monday, chitral today reported.

It may be noted that the Lowari Pass remains closed for almost four months due to snowfall in the winter. During this period, the traffic to and from Chitral valley is allowed to use the under-construction Lowari tunnel for a few hours twice a week – on every Saturday and Sunday.

Assistant Commissioner Drosh Basharat Ahmed, who is also the focal person for the Lowari tunnel opening in the winter, on Sunday said that keeping the hardship of passengers in view the government worked day and night to remove the snow from the Lowari pass and open the route to traffic.

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