BEIJING, June 19: Federal Minister for Tourism Attaur Rehman has that tour operators play an important role for the promotion of tourism. Addressing tour operators at the Pakistan Embassy Beging, the tourism minister said that media has painted a negative picture of Pakistan, that there is bad law and order situation in the whole of Pakistan which is totally incorrect.
He said that of course there are some pockets where outlaws had been operating, but the law enforcers have launched operation against them and soon peace will be restored in these areas.
Minister Attaur Rehman who is representing his country in the annual Beijing International Tourism Exhibition (BITE) here said that Pakistan has a number of famous places of interests for Chinese tourists.
In this connection he particularly mentioned the Moenjadaro, Indus and Buddha civilization.
The minister said that tourism is one of the biggest sources to understand history, culture and civilization of any country in a most effective manner. He pointed out that through tourism we also met with various segments of our society.
?We have five highest mountains for those interested in expedition,? he noted.
The minister on the occasion expressed the hope that through participation in BITE, Chinese tourists will visit Pakistan in greater number.
On the occasion many tourist operators expressed their desire to take tourists to Pakistan particularly to Hunza and northern areas.
Meanwhile, the Pakistani pavilion at the BITE attracted a large number of intending tourists, they met with the Pakistani tourist operators who established their stalls and exchanged view on their visit.
One of the prominent Chinese tour operators talking to APP said that she intends to take a large group of tourists to Pakistan in the month of August. She said that their group is interested to visit northern areas.
Over 20 countries are taking part in the annual tourism exhibition. Pakistan Tourism Development Authority and country?s tour operators were participation for the 5th consecutive years.
The three-day international exhibition will come to end on Saturday.