Govt takes steps to tap huge potential of tourism in AJK, GB: PM

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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said the government was taking numerous steps to tap the huge potential of tourism in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Northern Areas and Gilgit Baltistan.

The provision of jobs to the local people through eco-tourism and the protection of natural beauty of these areas were among the government’s foremost priorities, he added.

The prime minister has stated this while talking to AJK Prime Minister Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan Niazi, who called on him here. Besides matters relating to the projects of tourism promotion, the holding of local government elections in Azad Kashmir in the mid of current year also came under discussion. According to the AJK Government’s handout, the meeting also reviewed and discussed plans to promote tourism in Azad Jammu Kashmir.

Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan said that the government of Pakistan was taking concrete steps to take full advantage of the immense potential of the tourism sector in Azad Jammu Kashmir, Northern Areas and Gilgit-Baltistan.

He said that providing employment to local people through eco-tourism and conserving the natural beauty of these areas are among the top priorities of the government of Pakistan, it added.

 

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