Exhibition to promote inter-provincial harmony

Sindh Minister for Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Syed Sardar Shah Wednesday said that Tourism Exhibition in November will bring about the promotion of inter-provincial harmony. He said that in past law and order situation was main hurdle in promotion of tourism activities in the province and now it has improved.
He stated this while holding a press conference along with the team of Pakistan Travel Mart to hold a tourism exhibition from 24 to 26 November at expo centre Karachi. Sardar Shah said that in spite of having the mountains, deserts and other recreational places in the country specially in Sindh we failed to promote tourism as it should be.
He said that economy of many countries around the world is depended on tourism even they do not have natural landscapes and opportunities.
Deploring the meager fund allocated to Sindh tourism department, he said how one can promote tourism with an allocation of Rs 2 crores but despite financial constraints the department is trying its best, he added. Replying to a question on Gorikh Hills, he said that around 60 rooms are near completion there, the road leading to Gorikh hill will be constructed soon, he added.
He pointed out that a Donors and Investors conference will also be held within a month or two at the Gorikh Hills to attract investment and highlight the potential available there. Whereas expressing his displeasure he said that land of Gorikh Hills has not been transferred to Authority so far.
Sardar Shah further said that his department was working to promote tourism in the province despite limited resources and they have many plans to promote the same in Tharparkar. Motels in Mithi and other areas of Tharkar will be built, he added.—APP

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