PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government After having a meeting with the Pakistan Tour Operators Association on Wednesday KPG government’s home department has lifted the ban on foreigners tourists visit to Malakand Division. This no no-objection certificate (NoC) is required to visit Swat Valley any more for foreigners who are accompanied with a tourist guide of any member tour operator of the association.
According to statement issued “NOC is not required to visit Malakand Division-Swat, Buner, Shangla, Upper Dir, Lower Dir, Chitral, and Kohistan District, and these areas have been declared open and are no more restricted area”.
Obtaining a no-objection certificate (NoC) from the Home and Tribal Affairs Department was made essential for all foreigners’ tourists and NGOs for visiting Malakand Division.
According to officials, the decision was taken in order to enhance tourism in the region and work on ongoing development projects in tourism sector. The policy was creating obstacles for the investors in the tourism sector.
General tourist amy also contact the media cell of home department phone number 091-921-0507, for any queries.