Imran Khan says the government will develop Pakistan’s first-ever tourist map to attract local and foreign tourists in the country.
He said the country has enormous potential of tourism with diversity of mountains, coastlines, historic and cultural sites as well as religious places.
Imran Khan said when compared with Turkey and Malaysia, which earn 20 to 40 billion dollars per annum from tourism, Pakistan despite having numerous tourist sites earns nothing.
Highlighting the historic importance of the area, he said that Abu Rehan Al-Beruni stayed at Nandana Fort, which used to be a large international university, for the quantification of earth’s circumference for the first time in 11th century.
The Prime Minister said the government will develop Baghan Wala as a modern village, protect its heritage, help establish tourist facilities such as hotels and restaurants and bring the areas to the world tourism map.
He said that tourists will only come when the tourist sites are developed along with required facilities.
The Prime Minister said that the promotion of tourism will not only bring in dollars in the country but will also create employment opportunities.