JAMRUD, 15 September: Following the anti-encroachment drive in the Jamrud subdivision, the political administration on Friday kicked off the cleanliness and beautification campaign.

According to officials, greenbelt would be created besides sowing ornamental plants on either side of the Torkham highway to add charm to the beauty of the majestic Bab-e-Khyber. Furthermore, the historic monument would be illuminated during evening time to make it further catchy.

Local tribesmen have welcomed the initiative, saying Bab-e-Khyber is a world-known monument and the whole Pakhtun belt is being represented by it. “People from far flung areas visit the Khyber Pass and the monument ought to be decorated and beautified,” a tribesman Shamsul Haq remarked.