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Prime Minister Imran Khan has issued directives to launch a tourism website earliest possible to facilitate the local and foreign tourist and inform them about the new tourism zones.
The comprehensive tourism web portal will provide the potential tourists the detailed information about the attractive and unexplored tourism spots and the government’s future prospects regarding the development of these areas.
“The tourism is expanding in Pakistan”, PM Khan said while chairing the meeting. According to a media report, the decision was taken in the meeting on development and promotion of the country tourism’s sector held in Islamabad on Thursday. He was also informed about the establishment of 11 new tourism zones established in KP and eight in Punjab.
The published report stated that the country was once the highlights of the classical “hippie trail” or “overland” route from Europe to the Far East for the disillusioned Western Youth.
Prime Minister Imran Khan in the meeting also discussed the potential of religious tourism in Pakistan. He added that the integrated tourism zones will not only highlight the beauty of Pakistan but will also ensure the preservation of biodiversity, forests cover and promotion of eco-tourism at the newly established tourist resorts. A detailed briefing was also made about the draft Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tourism Act 2019.
Provincial Minister Atif Khan informed that the KP government is mulling over to introduce the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tourism Act 2019. This legislation will directly deal with the coordination problem to uplift the low performance of the organizations.
The incumbent government has taken several appreciable steps to boost the tourism sector in Pakistan. Besides relaxing the visa procedures for the foreigners, the federal government organized a two-day Pakistan Tourism Summit in Pakistan.
While international media outlets like the Telegraph has also acknowledged the multi-approach strategies adopted by the current government to uplift the tourism sector and analysed the impact of the current steps taken to welcome the foreigners in the country. The published report stated that the country was once the highlights of the classical “hippie trail” or “overland” route from Europe to the Far East for the disillusioned Western Youth.
Research & writing by Rida Hussain with editing and additional inputs by Sana Mushtaq at the GVS News Desk.