Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz said on Friday that tourism sector was being promoted under the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan to create new job opportunities in the country.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of three-day “Islamabad Tourism Expo and Family Festival 2021” he said that the festival, being organized on the directives of the prime minister to promote tourism industry, was also meant to provide healthy entertainment facilities to the local residents.
He asked the residents of the capital to visit F -9 Park and bring their families to enjoy the multiple activities being offered by the organizers.
Besides paragliding, para-trooping, children’s games and eatables stalls have been set up in the festival to attract more and more visitors to the event.
Horse riding, vintage cars exhibition and motorcycle show would also feature the festival and would hopefully attract a large number of youth.
Minister for Civil Aviation Ghulam Sarwar, Minister for Energy Umar Ayub, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Zulfiqar Bukhari, Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination Fehmida Mirza, also addressed the participants on the occasion.
Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan said the government would extend all possible assistance and facilities to the Paragliding Association for uplift of paragliders and adventure tourism in the country.
He said the civil aviation authority, being a regulatory body, would ensure maximum facilitation to the association in that regard.
Minister for Energy Omar Ayub said the government was making all-out efforts to attract the attention of tourists across the globe to exploit the country’s real potential in the tourism sector.
“Pakistan will be made tourism-magnet to get the attention of world adventurers in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan,”.
Highlighting the importance of the event, Omar Ayub said it would add more to the beauty of the Capital as visitors, as well as locals, would witness the mesmerizing environment and the sky full of colours during the paragliding and skydiving shows.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistani and Human Resource Development, Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari called upon the masses to visit the three-day long Mega Islamabad Tourism Festival with their families as family recreation was the base of tourism in the country.
Zulfi said that the government had facilitated the organizers of the event and provided full cooperation to successfully hold the festival.