PTI government plans revolutionary steps to revive tourism in Pakistan
*ISLAMABAD - In an attempt to revive tourism, Pakistan is planning revolutionary steps to attract foreign tourists arrival in Pakistan.*
*Government has decided to ease visa restrictions for visitors from 55 countries, Reuters link reported Saturday.*
Fawad Chaudhry, the information minister, told Reuters that his government is reviewing the visa policies. “We are trying to bring 55 countries into a visa-free region, which includes most of the European countries.”
Earlier this month, Portugal declared Pakistan safe for travel and Fawad Chaudhry is happy about it. “I’m happy our (travel) advisories are changing,” he added.
He said that former Portuguese captain Luis Figo and Brazil’s Kaka were recently denied visas to Pakistan for a promotional visit.
The information minister told Reuters that he called the section officer and he told him that he never heard of Kaka. “I spoke to the interior secretary yesterday and gave him a piece of my mind.”