PTI government winter tourism projects attract millions of tourists

PTI government winter tourism projects attract millions of tourists

President Dr Arif Alvi says Pakistan has immense tourism potential with snow-capped high peaks and other sightseeing attractions, including places of historical importance.

He was addressing the concluding ceremony of Winter Sports Festival at Naltar area of Gilgit-Baltistan today (Sunday).

The President said GB is enriched with scenic beauty and around two million local and international tourists visited the area last year as a result of restoration of peace in the region.

The President said steps are being taken to start international flights from Gilgit Airport, improving road infrastructure and upgrading telecommunication and internet facilities in the area.

He said better facilities to tourists mean more development and progress in the area.

Dr Arif Alvi also commended Pakistan Army for eliminating terrorism from the country with the cooperation of the people, which is contributing in opening up tourism avenues in the area. He also appreciated Pakistan Air Force's efforts for promoting skiing in Naltar since 1950s, which are now yielding good results.

The President, on the occasion, distributed medals and trophies among the winners.

It may be added that the Winter Sports Festival was jointly organized by the Pakistan Army and the PAF.