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All-weather road promises Baroghil valley’s development

1 July 2021

According to the residents of Baroghil valley in Chitral region in Pakistan, the recent construction of an all-weather road to Baroghil promises the development of the underdeveloped valley in the country’s northernmost region. Basic facilities are largely unavailable to the residents as the valley remains inaccessible for seven months of the year due to harsh weather conditions. The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme recently built the 32 kilometre road with four suspension bridges. It provides all-weather access to the valley. The former nazim (mayor) said Baroghil valley bordered Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan, so the all-weather road would ensure cross-border trade as and when required by the government. He said the road initiative would broaden the base of livelihood fast by promoting agricultural and cattle farming.