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Kharjai Fort

Kharjai Fort

This vast fort near Khoiratta lies in Kharjai village high overlooking the Banah valley. The grandeur of this fort and the views it offers leave the visitor outstanded. However, the government of AJK has allowed this fort to fall into ruin. Most of the walls have fallen down, property looted and wild growth taken over. Currently, there is no programme to protect or restore this fort and creeply-crawlies, including snakes, are the guardians here. The AJK government has wasted a collosal potential to develop this heritage site into a tourist destination to serve the public, foreign tourists and students of history. It is fair to say that a government dept. to protect and restore national heritage sites is non-existent. If it does exist then we, the people of AJK, demand to see what this dept. has achieved apart from letting the nation's momuments go into decline and ruin.

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ZAHIR 09-Jun-2011 23:23
Chowdhury 21-Mar-2011 17:40
Guest 30-Nov-2010 05:24
Hanif Bhai,
Plz add more pics of kharjai.
Nauman (khuirata) 16-Jul-2010 07:14
Here government cares their ministary nt history.i think there ruins dont tel us about our past these depict our present. N Iqbal says" ganwa de ham ny jo islaf sy meras pai the

Suraya sy zamem pe asman ny ham ko day mara"
We must remember that we are writing history with our dying breaths. Wt we r giving to next generation as assets nt even ruined walls.
mohammad 18-May-2010 14:02
hi sir
you did good job i like it.keep do that maybe some one thaing about it.
Nakash 13-Apr-2010 22:41
We are lucky there are still some walls and some evidence of a castle left. Knowing this government, they would have stationed the army or the police force here. I have been told Throtchi castle is now occupied by some part of the army. Well done, AJK govt.
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