ISLAMABAD– Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan has said the government, in collaboration with the private sector, would counter the anti-Pakistan propaganda of adversary by promoting tourism activities.
Addressing a seminar on “Scope of Adventure Tourism in Pakistan” Omar Ayub said that India has a nefarious design to undermine Pakistan, God forbid, in the media for which it adversary had set up hundreds of false websites. We have to counter these by holding such recreational events to promote tourism in the country, he said.
He said, the nature bestowed the country with picaresque views, healthy environment and lush green beauty which could attract domestic and international tourists throughout the year.
The minister said the government would ensure provision of enabling environment and make all-out efforts to attract the attention of tourists as well adventurers from across the globe to exploit the country’s real potential in the tourism sector.
“We have the mission to promote paragliding and skydiving sports, and keep all the sites open besides exploring more sites in potential areas,” he said.
Omar Ayub said Pakistan had such sites where paragliding and skydiving activities could be carried out at any time due to mostly ‘conducive’ weather conditions.“We are committed to promote domestic and international tourism as it will help project the country’s true image in the world,” he said.— PRESS RELEASE