Saturday, December 3

Practical steps being taken to attract tourists: Governor

KARACHI: Pakistan is a hub of tourism and practical steps are being adopted to attract tourists and promote tourist industry and home ground tourism.

Governor Sindh said this while talking to Vice Admiral Zahid Ilyas, Commander Coast here at Governor’s House today. Ilyas discussed various meaningful measures to promote tourism in Creek/coastal areas, boating and diving/ swimming facility behind Churna Island, Karachi. He also thrashed out about ship building and maritime sector potential.

The Governor Sindh said that tourism was, in fact, fast becoming a flourishing trade and it helps us to earn valuable foreign exchange. It promotes the economy of the country, as well as ties among different nations and inculcates a feeling of brotherhood. “There is a lot of tourism potential in Pakistan and promotion of that sector would not only strengthen the economy but also create business and job opportunities to numerous local people,” he added.

Ismail also appreciated the endeavours of Pakistan Navy in promotion of creek areas and development of recreational facilities like boating, diving/ swimming besides utilizing the maritime potential of the country.