The sad story of Gorakh Hill Station —the Murree of Sindh— and the negligence of the government

The hill station is known as the "Murree of Sindh," yet the place lacks basic facilities, and the road leading to it is unmaintained and dangerous.

Gorakh Hill Station. (Ashhad Ali Khan Suri)
Gorakh Hill Station. (Ashhad Ali Khan Suri)

A couple of weeks ago, five tourists died and two other were injured after their vehicle overturned and fell off the road at the Gorakh Hill Station in Dadu, Sindh.

The hill station is known as the “Murree of Sindh,” yet the place lacks basic facilities, and the road leading to it is unmaintained and dangerous.

Gorakh Hill Station.
Gorakh Hill Station.

The Gorakh Hill Station is a scenic and mesmerizing hill spot. It is located at an elevation of 5,689 ft (1,734 m) in the Kirthar Mountains in the Dadu district.

The place is one of the finest tourist destinations in Southern Pakistan and one of the few places in Sindh where you can fulfill your passion for adventure.

The hill station has a solid potential for becoming a popular tourist destination due to its incredible panoramic views.

However, negligence by the successive provincial and federal governments has left the place in a terrible condition and robbed it of the little facilities it had.

The Government of Sindh has had a plan to build resorts, golf clubs, parks, a zoo, a chairlift facility, a helipad, waterfalls, houses, residential apartments, motels, slaughterhouses, vocational training centers, amenity facilities, such as schools, dispensaries, maternity homes, restaurants, and tuck shops in the hill station.

Gorakh Hill Station.
Gorakh Hill Station.

The provincial government has alleged to have released ₨. 7 billion for the project so far.

However, most of this remains unfulfilled, as expected by the provincial government.

The main issue with the hill station is the dangerous and terrible 52 km road leading to it from Wahi Pandhi village.

Only a 4×4 vehicle can travel on that route, and that even with great difficulty and prayers.

The dangerous road leading to the Gorakh Hill Station.
The dangerous road leading to the Gorakh Hill Station.

All one can do is ‘hope’ that the provincial and federal governments take notice of the hill station’s condition.

I urge the Gorakh Hills Development Authority (GHDA), the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC), the Provincial Government of Sindh, the Federal Government in Islamabad, and private tourism agencies to develop the site as a proper tourist point by improving its crying infrastructure.


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  • Agar Sind govt kay records nikal ker dekho, to 100% yeh area on document developed dekhay ga, jahan sindh govt nay crores of Rupees lagayay hoyay hongay.
    What can you expect from such a govt?? Lanat hay PPP per or un baghairaton per jo itna sab kuch sehnay kay baad bhi PPP ko vote detay hain.


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