Imran Khan Is Pakistan’s First Ever Pro-Tourism PM: Fawad Chaudhry
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan was the first ever ‘pro-tourism’ premier in the history of Pakistan.
Addressing the Pakistan Tourism Summit, Chaudhry showered praise on PM Khan for understanding the importance of tourism in the country. He said Pakistan’s tourism was deeply affected by the irregular conflict over the past 3 decades.
“Pakistan has done what no other nation has done. We came out of this irregular conflict and for the first time in the history of Pakistan, we have a leader who is an environmentalist, pro-tourism, pro-culture and has a long-term vision,” Fawad was quoted as saying by Pakistan Today.
The minister also emphasized on media’s role in establishing a positive image of Pakistan around the world. He noted that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was eyeing visa policy changes and they needed media’s support.
The minister said policy changes might take some time but Pakistan was in hands of great leadership.
According to the new tourism policy, residents from 175 countries will be able to apply for online visas.
As per the new visa policy, e-visa facility will initially be provided to five countries including Turkey, China, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.
In 2018, the British Backpacker Society ranked Pakistan as the world’s top adventure travel destination, describing the country as “one of the friendliest countries on earth, with mountain scenery that is beyond anyone’s wildest imagination.”