Historical Summer Palace (Shahi Fort) of Beermoghlasht need attention of the authority.
By: Gul Hamaad Farooqi
CHITRAL: Historically important Royal Fort of Chitral which is also known as Summer Palace is getting the concentration of the tourists from wold level. This Fort was built by ex-emperor (Mehtar) of Chitral Sir Shujaoul Mulk in 1910 and it was his summer residential. The emperor was also sitting his darbar here at summer and all decision of the state was deciding here during his stay at this summer palace.
This fort is situated at 8200 feet altitude. Worldwide famous and high ranking national park of Chitral goal national park is adjacent to this fort which is the highest altitude park of the world. This Palace was very famous among foreign ambassadors before merging of Chitral state in Pakistan. They were used to come here and meet the Mehtar of Chitral. Grandson of ex emperor of Chitral and president of Hindukush Association for Paragliding Prince Farhad Aziz told that this scribe that this Fort having historically very importance and in past Ambassadors, tourists and guests come to this palace but now this fort is showing as ruins and if government and nongovernmental organizations assist current Mehtar of Chitral Ali Nasir then this fort again could get the attention of the tourists and foreigners.
Well-known paraglide (senior Pilot) Saifullah Jan said that fort is been made of Muguhal architects systems. He said during the construction of the fort machinery were not available and Bricks furnace was built here and the architects and designers were invited from India and Kashmir to construct the fort. Summer Palace has also the honor that the Amercian Para Glider has recorded the highest paragliding flight from this palace. It is note-worthy to mention here that whole Chitral town can be viewed from this fort as it is built on tallest mountain.
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