PM directs to launch website to facilitate local and foreign tourists

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PM directs to launch website to facilitate local and foreign tourists

Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to launch a comprehensive website immediately identifying all new Tourist zones being set up and providing detailed information to the local as well as foreign tourists.

Chairing a meeting on development and promotion of Tourism in the country in Islamabad today, he said with the development of tourist resorts and provision of required facilities, the tourism sector will receive tremendous boost.

The Prime Minister was informed that eleven Integrated Tourism Zones would be established in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and this model would be replicated by setting up eight zones in Punjab.

These Integrated Tourism Zones will not only serve to showcase tourist potential of the country and promote tourism but will also ensure preservation of natural beauty, biodiversity, forests cover and promotion of eco-tourism at the newly established tourist resorts.

Senior Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Atif Khan briefed the meeting about the draft Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tourism Act 2019.

He said under the ambit of this upcoming law exclusive jurisdiction would be clearly chalked out to avoid coordination problems and to overcome low performance capacity of organizations. It was further informed that Private Sector will play a leading role in development of Tourism while the Government will provide an enabling environment and act as a facilitator.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to launch a comprehensive website immediately identifying all new Tourist zones being set up and providing detailed information to the local and foreign tourists.

Chairing a meeting on development and promotion of Tourism in the country in Islamabad today, he said that tourism is exploding in Pakistan. Prime Minister was briefed that eleven integrated tourism zones are being established in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and eight in Punjab.

He was also briefed in detail about the draft of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tourism Act 2019.

The meeting urged private sector to play a leading role in development of Tourism while the Government will provide an enabling environment and will act as a facilitator.

The meeting was informed that the Integrated Tourism Zones are being established to promote Tourism while simultaneously ensuring eco-tourism, biodiversity and natural beauty of tourist resorts.

It was briefed that internationally successful models are being followed for promoting Tourism.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Integrated Tourism Zones will include Gabeen Jabba, Mankyal and Bayon in Swat, as well as Bir Mughlasht, Golain, and Qaqlasht in Chitra, while Burwai in Naran and Mahaban in Buner.

The Prime Minister was briefed that Internationally successful models are being followed for promoting Tourism in the country.

Punjab Tourism Minister Yasir Humayun apprised that eight Integrated Tourism Zones would be established in the province.