Gilgit-Baltistan: Tourism in Pakistan Blessed with Immense Potential

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Karachi (BR): Improvement in security situation in the country has boosted confidence of tourism experts who have called for organising mega events to improve foreign tourists’ flow.

Scenic sites mostly located in hilly areas where first snowfall of the season has occurred are thronged by the nature lovers to spend holidays.Ayubia, Galliyat and Murree after getting snowfall are once again alluring the tourists.

Pakistan has been hotly sought-after destination for foreigners for decades.

It was the tragic incident of 9/11 and ensuing war on terror that discouraged foreign tourists to visit Pakistan.However, improved security augers well for Pakistan’s enchanting tourism sector, which remained a principal victim of law and order.

Najib Ahmed Khan, a tour operator who was endowed best tourism award 2011 in the UK, opined to seize the opportunity that had emerged out of peace and calm in the country.”We can have spectacular tourism galas in our vast deserts like Cholistan, Thar and Thal.

Adventure on high mountains in the north and Balochistan could also be considered,” he said.

Cholistan Desert Car/Jeep Rally, which used to be a regular annual feature taking place in winter, pulled over a good number of participants.Himalayan Holidays, which is known for showcasing country’s fabulous attractions, is once again all set during the current season to replicate its previous endeavours that had won applaud at home and abroad as well.

White Water Rafting in gushing Kunhar River in picturesque Kaghan Valley, Snow Leopard Safari in the mighty mountains of Gilgit-Baltistan and Cholistan Car Rally in the un-ending wilderness of deserts make Himalayan Holidays a second to none.

“We are open to joint ventures and lend our support if sought by government line departments or other private players,” Najib, who runs the Himalayan Holidays said.

Tourism in Pakistan is blessed with tremendous potential.

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