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Food Authority Raids Various Markets in Swat – Swat News

Mingora: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Authority Assistant Director Murad Ali Khan and District Food Controller Swat Jawad Ali along with their team jointly inspected food items in different bazaars in Mingora. The raid as taken to check and ensure the official prices of food items during the holy month of Ramadan in Swat. (Swat News)

Protection of Lives of People in Swat Top Priority of Swat Police – Swat News

The District Police Officer of Swat Police Qasim Ali Khan inaugurated a crime meeting in the office. At the meeting, all the SDPOs and SHOs, including SP Upper Swat Farman Khan, Additional SP Lower Swat Shah Hassan Khan were present. (Swat News)

About four thousand people from different countries came to Swat have been reported – Swat News

The Swat District Health Officer Mohammad Akram Shah has said that since March 1, 2020, around four thousand people from different countries have come to Swat, including travelers from France, the USA, UK, Italy, Iran, Germany, China, Dubai, and Saudi Arabia. He showed his concerns about the transportation of coronavirus along with travelers. (Swat News)

Swat Lockdown Due to Coronavirus – Swat News

Due to the coronavirus outbreak in Swat, the officials announced the lockdown of the valley for totemism, business, and other public activities. During the swat lockdown, all markets except grocery stores and vegetable shops are to be kept open. Alongside emergency services, other medical visits are also be given permission to operate during the swat lockdown. (Swat News)

Coronavirus Swat Latest News Update – Swat News

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Swat Pakistan Latest News Update: The district government and health department in swat valley have confirmed that the deadly and dangerous coronavirus (COVID-19) has unfortunately reached swat. The local authorities in swat showed their concerns and said that the current situation, number, and figures of the fatal coronavirus affected people and corona patients in swat valley may increase before the virus is completely varnished from swat. (Swat News)

Swat Opens a Green Valley Adventure Park in the Heart of Malam Jabba – Swat News

The opening ceremony of the adventure park was celebrated by a huge gathering at Malam Jabba. The commissioner addressed the opening ceremony and said “It is a perfect place for tourists, especially families, to have fun in the lush green Malam Jabba valley, which will offer both winter and summer sports activities,” (Swat News)

Pakistan’s Swat River fouled by untreated waste, dumping – Swat News

Rubbish, untreated waste poisons Swat River’s waters and poses a health risk to Hindu Kush villagers downstream. (Swat News)

Swat’s cottage industry faces closure, seeks rescue package – Swat News

Swat: Prior to the outbreak of coronavirus in the country, the unemployment rate in Swat’s Islampur village was almost zero, as its unique cottage industry had employed 25,000 villagers besides contributing significantly to the national exchequer in terms of sales and exports. (Swat News)

Swat jirga wants thousands of stranded people back to Kalam – Swat News

MINGORA: The Pakhtunkhwa Amn Jirga, Swat chapter, on Monday, asked the government to take practical steps for the safe return of thousands of Kalam residents presently stranded in different parts of the country. (Swat News)

Swat hopes untapped mountains could lure foreign skiers – Swat News

Now, the swat ski resort of Malam Jabba is facing a new challenge from the coronavirus pandemic, just as it had hoped to showcase its revamped facilities to the world. (Swat News)

Swat Snow Marathon: Foreign woman among racers across Pakistan take part in a thrilling event – Swat News

MINGORA: The first Swat Snow Marathon race was held at the Magic Mountain in the scenic Malam Jabba tourist resort in Swat district on Saturday. (Swat News)

Snow-covered valleys of Swat pulling tourists – Swat News

MINGORA: The tourists from across the country have thronged the mountainous and tourist spots in Swat valley after the recent snowfall. (Swat News)

Plan chalked out to boost tourism in Swat: GOC – Swat News

MINGORA: GOC Malakand, Major-General Ijaz Mirza on Friday said that a comprehensive plan has been chalked out to boost tourism in all parts of the division, including the Swat valley. (Swat News)

Rs4bn engineering university to be set up in Swat – Swat News

Mingora: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to establish an engineering and technology university in Swat with the initial estimated cost of Rs4 billion that would produce market-oriented graduates. (Swat News)

Swat valley’s Mastij Lake is a piece right out of heaven – Swat News

Nestled in between gigantic mountains and overlooked by ice-capped peaks at the back and a lush green meadow in the foreground, the Mastij Lake in Swat is a sight to behold. (Swat News)

Swat’s snowy peaks a winter treat for tourists – Swat News

In summer, tourists visit the mountainous region to experience Swat valley’s lush meadows and forests, pristine glacial lakes, and roaring rivers. However, come winter, the scenic valley is transformed into a white wonderland, offering tourists multiple opportunities for fun and adventure. (Swat News)

KP may use laws to curb Swat river pollution – Swat News

PESHAWAR: With provincial government banking on tourism and industrialization to lift militancy-hit regions such as Swat out of poverty, the issue of environmental degradation in the valley, including from some of these very sectors, has Peshawar concerned. (Swat News)

British High Commissioner, the team competes in Swat Valley skiing – Swat News

THE British High Commissioner to Pakistan led the UK’s team in a skiing competition held in the Swat Valley. Dr. Christian Turner and his team from the British High Commission in Pakistan competed alongside a host of international teams. (Swat News)

Tourists face multiple problems in Swat – Swat News

MINGORA: Despite tall claims by the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Swat district administration, the tourists who thronged the hill stations of Kalam and Malam Jabba experienced multiple problems during the Eid days. (Swat News)

British High Commissioner leads UK team in Karakoram International Alpine Ski Cup in Swat – Swat News

British High Commissioner Dr. Christian Turner has led the UK’s team in the Karakoram International Alpine Ski Cup 2020, held in Malam Jabba, in the Swat Valley. (Swat News)

Tourists flock to Swat’s snowy peaks for Winter Sports Festival 2020 – Swat News

Islamabad: The valley, once deprived of basic services, is now emerging as Pakistan’s top tourist destination. Hundreds of local and foreign tourists flocked to Swat, known as Pakistan’s Switzerland, for winter sports festival 2020, despite heavy snowfall. (Swat News)

Swat Expressway: Modern gateway to ancient valley of romance & beauty – Swat News

SWAT Expressway that opened around Eid ul Fitr in June of 2019 is making the ancient valley of SWAT accessible like never before. This 81 kilometers, four-lane highway (50 miles) has reduced the traveling time between Nowshera and Chakdara in Lower Dir by almost two hours and is making small towns and villages of Swat accessible for trade and tourism for the first time. (Swat News)

Swat Motorway Phase-II: KP CM wants modalities for the project worked out – Swat News

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Tuesday directed to convene a meeting of relevant federal and provincial officials to work out modalities for the initiation of construction work on the Swat Motorway Phase-II. (Swat News)

Korean delegation terms Swat sacred place for Buddhists – Swat News

MINGORA: The members of a delegation of Buddhist pilgrims and researchers said here on Wednesday that Swat was rich in ancient Buddhist heritage and was an important sacred place for Buddhists all over the world. (Swat News)

Swat motorway to be extended to Maidan, Chitral – Swat News

PESHAWAR: As part of its efforts to make the province more accessible – for tourists and traders – the provincial government on Thursday expressed its desire to extend the new motorway being built in the province to the remote scenic valley of Chitral and Maidan in the Swat Valley. (Swat News)

Swati emerald being marketed internationally as Indian product – Swat News

Swat valley is producing one of the best qualities of emeralds in the world but it is not famous for the precious green stone in the international market and its main reason is the lack of cutting and polishing facilities in the country. (Swat News)

Swat appoints its first female FC district officer – Swat News

Hina Munawar has been appointed Swat’s first female district officer in the Frontier Constabulary. (Swat News)

Winter Sports Festival commences in Swat – Swat News

A three-day Winter Sports Festival started in Malam Jabba, Swat today. According to the details, the festival has been arranged by Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and district administration of Swat. (Swat News)

Students of Swat varsity visit Arandu sector in Chitral – Swat News

MINGORA: A group of 30 students, including eight girls, from the University of Swat and affiliated college, visited the Arandu sector in Chitral to witness operational preparations and explosive clearance instruments in the border area. (Swat News)

Swat wants the royal couple to visit its White Palace – Swat News

People of Swat want the British royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, to visit its historic White Palace, the same place where Queen Elizabeth II stayed during her visit to Pakistan in 1961. (Swat News)

Swat Motorway to be fully operational by June – Swat News

PESHAWAR: The Swat Motorway will be fully operational by next June, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan was informed on Thursday. (Swat News)

KP CM visits Swat airport, reviews infrastructure and runway – Swat News

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Friday paid a visit to Saidu Sharif airport of Swat to review the progress of infrastructure and runway development, ARY News reported. (Swat News)

KP CM pledges to resolve issues of Swat paramedics – Swat News

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has promised to resolve the issues faced by paramedics in Swat district, saying the role of paramedics is vital in ensuring efficient delivery of healthcare services. (Swat News)

KP CM wants work expedited on three mega projects in Swat – Swat News

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Sunday said that the establishment of Engineering University Swat and Paeds Hospital would be made possible at Kanju Township. (Swat News)

Traces of Alexander city found in Swat – Swat News

MINGORA: The archaeologists have found traces of the second missing city of Bazira that was established after the destruction of the lower city in the third century by a catastrophic earthquake. The ancient Bazira is also known as the city of Alexander. The discovery occurred during the recent excavations in Barikot-Swat. (Swat News)

More than 30,000 students in Swat register in UAE-PAP schools – Swat News

Since the project’s launch in 2012, more than 30,000 students have enrolled in schools built by the UAE Pakistan Assistance Programme (UAE-PAP) in Swat, shared UAE Ambassador to Pakistan Hamad Alzaabi. (Swat News)

Malam Jabba – Swat’s undiscovered heaven on a troubled Earth – Swat News

Malam Jabba is an unbelievably scenic hill station in the Hindu Kush mountain range nearly 40 kilometers from Saidu Sharif in Swat Valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. These haunted hills offering potential ski slopes at 9200 feet above sea level are just 300 km road distance from Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, and almost 50 km from Saidu Sharif Airport, in Swat. (Swat News)

Swat tomato growers earning huge profits – Swat News

MINGORA: Tomato of Swat is in great demand due to its shortage throughout the country and as such the farmers here have been earning huge profits. The area from Manyar to Thana and Shamozo region in Swat valley is famous for growing tomato and according to the agriculture department, the Swat region produced over 50,000 tons of tomato every year, which was supplied to different parts of the country besides Afghanistan. (Swat News)

Ice fishing attracts tourists to Malam Jabba – Swat News

MINGORA: Scores of tourists from across the country thronged Swat to enjoy snowfall and ice fishing in the picturesque areas of the district. The ice fishing has been introduced for the first time in Malam Jabba where tourists can crack the ice of the frozen ponds and enjoy fishing the trout. The tourists said that it was something new and unique to experience fishing in a frozen pond. (Swat News)

China to build $2bn dam on Pakistan’s Swat River – Swat News

The builder of China’s Three Gorges Dam has been contracted to build a $1.9bn hydropower project in Pakistan. State-owned China Gezhouba Group Co (CGGC) will work with a local company on the 800MW Mohmand hydroelectric scheme in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which involves building a dam on the Swat River and installing four generators, the company has said on its website, reports news agency Xinhua. (Swat News)

Swat conference: Psychiatrists call for research on the treatment of mental illnesses – Swat News

MINGORA: Eminent psychiatrists at the concluding day of the 23rd National Psychiatric Conference here on Sunday stressed that research should be conducted to find out new ways to treat mental diseases. (Swat News)

CAA begins development work on Swat and Chitral airports – Swat News

ISLAMABAD: In line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s move to promote tourism in the country, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has started development works for Swat, Chitral, and Parachinar airports. (Swat News)

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