UPPER DIR: Although flood brings devastation and destruction, yet the residents of Goghabanj, an area situated on the bank of the Panchkora River in Upper Dir, consider it a gift of nature as they earn millions of rupees every year by selling sand, brought by flood.
Ijazullah, a local, said that every year in the summer season flood brought sand which he stored at the riverside. They sold the sand in winter when water level decreased in the river, he added.
Mr Ijazullah said that they earned up to Rs40,000 daily by selling sand. They considered flood a special gift of the nature for them and prayed for floods in the summer season every year, he added.
Mr Ijazullah said that although they earned millions of rupees every year by selling sand yet it was not an easy job.
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