Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Wednesday said Prime Minister Imran Khan was taking keen interest in the promotion of tourism as it was a potential game changer for Pakistan and its economy.
“Pakistan was a beautiful and peaceful country. Prime Minister Imran Khan has a special focus and taking keen interest for the promotion of tourism in the county as PM believed tourism was the sector which could be the potential game-changer of Pakistan and its economy,” he said while addressing the second Conference of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Economic Cooperation Organization (PAECO) Countries.
Fawad said Pakistan was so lucky, it has beaches, mountains, historical, religious and adventure tourism, the kind specter of tourism Pakistan offers no other country come too close to that.
Pakistan has successfully combated the Covid-19 pandemic in the region and the ratio had decreased to less than four percent and Pakistan was a success story for the other countries. The minister said the corona situation in Indian was the worst.
Dr Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation, presided the inaugural session and presented the key note speech.
She welcomed the national parliamentary delegates from Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan attended in person while Hon.
MPs from Iran and Turkmenistan, who participated virtually in the absorbing two hours deliberations.
Senator Dr Sania Nishter highlighted that tourism is a key driver of sustainable development and poverty alleviation of the local communities.
She further stressed that the ECO region has enormous potential, and this conference is a much-needed initiative that must focus on the opportunities the region brings for the ECO states.