Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan instructed the responsible authorities on Wednesday to tackle tourism-related concerns as a top priority in order to further grow the industry.
PM Imran Khan, who presided over a meeting of the National Coordination Committee on Tourism in Islamabad, directed the departments involved to finalize and provide recommendations aimed to enhance facilitation, including tax exemptions, to those interested in developing tourist resorts and world-class hotels.
In reference to the rest houses and other historic sites in Jhelum and its surrounding districts, the prime minister stated that the public-private partnership model should be adopted for their renovation.
The conference was informed that an international organization had been recruited to promote investment in the Punjab tourist sector.
Similarly, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a draught of master plans for four integrated tourism zones has been created.
It was said that laws and regulations enacted in Punjab-related tourism will be implemented as soon as possible, whilst those in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are in the process of implementation.
The conference was informed that a centralized tourist website for the promotion of tourism in all four provinces is now fully operational.
PM Imran Khan was also updated on the progress done so far in establishing Attock and Bala Hisar Fort as tourism destinations.
The conference was informed that Civil Aviation has amended its guidelines to allow the introduction of Air Safari Service at tourist destinations.