ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Khan has directed that issues relating to tourism be addressed on a priority basis.
Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan issued an order on Wednesday 15 September 2021 to the relevant authorities in the tourism department to resolve tourism-related problems as soon as possible in order to develop the industry further.
PM Imran Khan directed the concerned departments to finalize and furnish suggestions aimed at extending facilitation, including tax relief, to those interested in developing tourist resorts and world-class hotels, while chairing a meeting of the National Coordination Committee on Tourism in Islamabad.
PM Khan also mentioned rest houses and other historic sites in Jhelum and its surrounding regions, saying that the public-private partnership model should be utilized to revitalize these areas’ structures.
An international organization’s services have been enlisted to promote investment and develop the tourist industry in Punjab, according to the meeting.
A draught of master plans for four unsegregated tourist zones has also been developed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The conference heard that laws and regulations enacted in Punjab-related tourism would be implemented as soon as possible, while those enacted in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are still being implemented.
PM Imran Khan has also given an update on the development of Attock and Bala Hisar Forts in order to turn them into tourist destinations.
Meanwhile, the conference was told that a centralized tourist website that promotes tourism in all four provinces is completely operational.
At the conclusion of the conference, it was announced that Civil Aviation has amended its regulations to allow the start of Air Safari Service at tourist destinations.
PM Imran has previously said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had lagged behind other provinces in terms of poverty alleviation. He said that it was feasible owing to the province’s strong tourist development.
It’s worth noting that the KP was a tourist hotspot over the ‘Eid holidays this year. Over 2.7 million people visited Northern regions, according to government estimates.
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