Gilgit: The National Highways Authority (NHA) has fixed sign boards near different villages along the Karakuram Highway, apparently to guide and inform the tourists. However, the opposite is happening because names of many of the villages have been painted incorrectly. Jaglote has been turned into Gaglot and Jutal into Juata. Similarly, Abad is missing from the names of Jafar Arbad and Murtaza Abad. Gral is a new name invented by the NHA, while most probably trying to right, oops write!, Garelt, which is a small hamlet located in Central Hunza.
HUZAN KING PALACE is most probably the new name for the Baltit Fort.
The new signs boards, if nothing, have become a source of joy and laughter for the local people who commute in thousands along the Karakuram Highway. Nevertheless, the tourists might not find it amusing and they may take the names as correct, which will lead to disinformation.
It is high time for the NHA authorities to take the sign boards down, correct them and place them along the KKH again.