World Tourism Day observed in City

LAHORE – Like the other parts of the globe, World Tourism Day was observed in the provincial metropolis on Tuesday. This year the day was celebrated under the theme “Tourism – Linking Cultures.” In the provincial metropolis, many programs were organized to celebrate the day.

The Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab organized a function in connection with World Tourism Day at Alhamra, The Mall. Minister of Agriculture and Tourism Punjab Ahmad Ali Aulakh while speaking on the occasion said that the age old cultural heritage of Pakistan was globally attracted and this alone would fascinate international tourists besides earning billions of Dollars every year. He said that despite so many existing problems in the country, tourism department Punjab was struggling to produce results. He said that tourism played a vital role to shorten the distances between the people of different civilizations, languages, customs and cultures so that people could be humble and friendly to each other leaving behind all the differences. He said that department of tourism services was in a process of devolution from federal level to provinces and the Punjab Government had keenly taken these responsibilities so that utmost efforts and energies can be put up for the promotions of inbound and outbound tourism in the country. He said that our country had been gifted with numerous incredible natural tourism attractions like oldest civilizations, historic monuments, rich cultures and amazing seasons.
The minister told that, at present project of provision of tourism facilities in Murree, renovation of chairlifts/cable car system at Patriata Murree, surveys and studies to prepare master plan to develop Murree as pollution free tourist town, renovation of Lal Sohanra Resort, district Bahawalpur, revamping of existing facilities at Patriata Skyride, development of tourism resorts at Nankana Sahib, Derawar Fort, Cholistan and construction of Tourism Complex at Johar Town Lahore amounting Rs. 517 million were being carried out. He also encouraged all stake holders to workout on the affiliated plans between public-private sector so that tourism can be used to establish economic growth, to seek foreign investment and to conserve country’s heritage, history and culture.
Organizing Committee Lahore Basant Festival in collaboration with Youth Council for Anti Narcotics and Rising Youth Council of Pakistan held a progamme on “Soft Image of Pakistan– Tourism” at a local hotel.
On the occasion, the speakers said that Pakistan could attract overseas Pakistanis by focusing on its rich tourism sector which had revenue potential of billions of dollars. They said it was highly regretted that our world famous folk festivals like horse & cattle show, traditional Basant and sports activities including cricket and hockey had become a part of the past due to spate of terrorism in the country and laxity of the public sector.

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