Pakistan offers best tourism attractions: Imran Khan

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday said Pakistan offers best tourism attractions in the world ranging from beach, mountain, and desert tourism. Addressing a tourism summit here, the Prime Minister said Pakistan has virgin coastal belt in Balochistan, but it is unfortunate that our elite prefers to visit Europe and western countries instead of exploring our own tourist spots. The Prime Minister said God had bestowed us with diverse kind of mountain scenery from Suleman, Karakoram and Himalaya heights. He said these mountain ranges have their own diverse features abundant with great vegetation, wildlife and bird life, which have no match in any part of the world. Imran Khan said Gilgit-Baltistan had immense potential for tourism and with the improved law and order there a large number of people have visited the area. He said there are dozens of beautiful areas in Pakistan like Nathia Galli, but they need to be developed. Imran Khan said Pakistani tourists need to be given awareness about the scenic beauty of the country. The Prime Minister, however, cautioned that tourism must be promoted with responsibility, while taking care of the environment. He said religious tourism, especially for the adherents of Sikhism, Buddhism, and Hinduism will increase the number of tourism in the country.