ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan instructed the relevant authorities to resolve the issues affecting Tourism and, more importantly, to advance the sector.
Preside the National Coordination Committee in Islamabad, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the relevant departments to finalize as soon as possible and submit proposals to expand assistance that includes tax exemptions for those interested in developing world-class tourist destinations hotels.
Referring to the rest houses and other historic sites in Jhelum and surrounding areas, the prime minister said the model of public-private partnerships should be used to renovate these buildings.
In a meeting, he informed that international management services had been hired to promote financing in the tourism sector in Punjab.
Similarly, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a master plan has been prepared for the four integrated tourism destinations.
It was abreast that the Punjab Rules and Regulations for Tourism would be implemented at the beginning of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which is in the implementation phase. Furthermore, the main tourism website is fully operational to promote tourism in all four provinces. Prime Minister Imran Khan was also briefed on the progress made in making Attock and Bala Hisar Fort as tourist centers.
The meeting was informed that Civil Aviation had made amendments to its rules to introduce Air Safari Service in tourist areas.
Previously Prime minister Imran Khan launched Al-Beruni Radius, a Tourism project for the restoration of Pakistan’s legacy, at Jhelum’s Nandana Fort. PM said the tourist project gives the most employment, and its advancement would do the same for Pakistan’s youth. He further said the tourism is made fruitful by local people and promising to build up the district and put it on the world map.
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