‘Sheikh Badin’ historical site to be open for tourists on Eid
D I KHAN: ‘Sheikh Badin’ camp, a scenic mountainous station in the North of Dera Ismail Khan and west of Lakki Marwat districts a historical tourist place will be opened from first day of Eid-ul-Fitr for people to enjoy the scenic hill top view. An official of the camp Thursday informed that the administration have decided to open the camp for tourists during Eid and proper inauguration of the camp would be made by the Minister for Tourism.
There will be facilitates for tourists in the camp like camping pods for beds rooms, tents adults group, bathrooms and cooking facilities. It is worth mentioning here that ‘Sheikh Badin is situated at a height of 4,516 feet in the Sothern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhw. ‘Sheikh Badin’ received snowfall during winter. The Sheikh Badin top, according to the estimate, can support a population of 25,000.
Sheikh Badin remained the summer headquarters of the Derajat Brigade and the civil officers of Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan districts also spend part of the hot season here. The ‘Sheikh Badin’ enjoys a cool breezy weather in summer with wandering clouds often covering the huts on top at small distances from one another. In the wake of a cruel summer on plains during the hot days of June and July where one finds himself in the throes of heat all of sweat, the life at the top and ridges is comfortably cool. Even in the day time, inside a verandah without any electric fan one feels cool. The development of ‘Sheikh Badin’ necessitates the importance of a hill station, many believe, in the suburbs of DI Khan, Lakki Marwat, Tank, Bannu, Mianwali, South Waziristan, North Waziristan, Karak, Bhakar and others districts.
The documents stated that ‘Sheikh Badin’ project was launched as non ADP scheme with a cost of Rs.77.191 million in 2005. Later it was reflected as ADP scheme. Rs 108.019 million for construction of road, Rs 038.054 million for supply of drinking water, Rs 004.098 million for supply of electricity and Rs. 003.112 million for restoration of old rest house.
Officials of KP Tourism Department said that the provincial government was taking measures to develop the area for tourists. They said that the department has written letter to C&W department for construction of road and expressed hope that soon it would be done. Those who are interested to visit this scninc location can contact 0346-5187206 or 0345-9830796 for booking and more details.