No plan to ban tourism in GB

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Gilgit-Baltistan’s Minister for Tourism, Sports, Culture, Archeology, and Youth Affairs Raja Nasir Ali Khan said on Tuesday that there was no plan to impose ban on tourism sector in the region as serious efforts were being made to implement the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to curb the coronavirus spread.

‘We are allowing tourists to GB and currently no plan is under consideration to impose ban on tourism,’ said Raja Nasir who pointed out revival of the GB’s tourism, affected last year due to coronavirus related travel curbs.

‘Tourism comes back in scenic Gilgit Baltistan (GB) where so far up to 700,000 local and foreign tourists thronged during the ongoing summer season to enjoy its mesmerizing weather and eye-catching mountainous terrain,’ Raja Nasir told media in an exclusive talk.—INP

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