BEIJING, June 25: Federal Secretary Tourism Hafiz-ur-Rehman said here Friday that there is big potential exist in tourism sector of Pakistan.The Federal Tourism Secretary who is the part of Pakistani delegation participating in the 2010 Beijing International Tourism Expo (BITE) while talking to APP said that the present government is paying maximum attention for the promotion of tourism in the country.?Our visit is part of the present government efforts to introduce tourists destinations of pakistan to out side world?, Rehman said.
He pointed out that we have all kind of tourist attraction spots in Pakistan including religious tourism.
Rehman said that Taxila, Takht Bhai, Indus valley, Moenjadaro civilization, northern areas and Swat Valley are some of the few places that can attract a large number of both domestic and foreign tourists.
Sardar Mohammad Sayyab Khalid, Minister for Tourism Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) talking to APP said that the present AJK government was paying maximum attention for the promotion of tourism in the valley.
?Tourism and Hydro power generation are the two main areas from where we can generate maximum revenues?, he said.
Talking to Chinese Media Minister Khalid said that he was delegated to be here as China is our best friend.
?China is contributing in big way in the development of AJK? said Minister Khalid adding that the hydro power project in AJK is one of the shining examples of Chinese cooperation.
Pakistan is participating in the BITE since last six years.
Earlier, the Mayor of Beijing Liu Qi inaugurated the June 25-27 tourism festival and also visited the Pakistani Stall.
Liu expressed keen interests on publicity material available at the Pakistan stall.
A number of tour operators also exchanged views with the Secretary Tourism and Minister AJK for the promotion of tourism between the two sides.
Chinese young girls were also visiting Pakistan stall and having Mehdi painted on their hands.