Pakistan Tehrik E Insaf’s leader Imran Khan says new eco-friendly resorts will be built in different parts of Galiyat to promote local and foreign tourism.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has become the first province to announce Tourism Policy-2015 in a tourist resort town Changla Gali, Abbottabad on Wednesday with the theme ‘Let promote Tourism to beat Terrorism’. This is being announced when the visas to Pakistan have become next to impossible.
Speaking at the launching ceremony, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan expressed his pleasure over the announcement of KP Tourism Policy, saying that people of KP will soon feel the healthy change in the province.
He said that new eco-friendly small tourist resorts will be made in different parts of Galiyat without relocating the population, as tourism will not only provide employment to skilled and semi-skilled labours, but will also help create soft image of the region.
The PTI chairman said that he is glad to see that the roads in Galiyat have improved remarkably; however he added that constructions of big roads would never be his government top priority rather he would prefer to construct tourism resorts in the country.
The PTI chief said that KP is blessed with immense tourisms potential and cultural diversity and richness having sites representing archeological, cultural, historical and religious significance and attractive natural and scenic beauty, but unfortunately no government ever in the past gave any importance to tourism sector.
Terming the KP government’s investment of Rs 50 billion in tourism sector as an ambitious target, Imran Khan expressed optimism that the dedicated and committed tourism team will make the tourism policy a success.
He said the KP government will also adopt measures to protect the ancient places and he will meet Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif to discuss the handing over of Balahisar Fort to KP government.
“I propose the commercialization of Chief Minister House in Galiyat, as it could became a source of generating a handsome amount of revenue for the province,” he said.
Talking about PTI Tsunami Tree Campaign, Imran Khan said that WWF declared the survival rate of trees as 85 per cent because locals have started taking care of it, adding that so far more than 100 million trees have been planted in different parts of the province.