–Foundation will also build a huge 20-30km beach with huge resorts
KARACHI: The Bahria Foundation, a civilian welfare body of Pakistan Navy, is planning to launch a ‘cruise service’ with an aim to promote recreational activities in Pakistan.
“We have partnered with the local businessman who will purchase three passenger cruises for this purpose and the operation would be commenced by the end of December or sometime in January 2019,” said Bahria Foundation Deputy Managing Director Akber Naqi. “In the initial phase, we are planning for an open sea journey, but after some time it could be extended up to Gwadar Port, as the foundation is also going to build a huge 20-30 kilometre beach with huge resorts to facilitate local and foreign tourists. These resorts will have a capacity to deal with thousands of people at a time.”
He said Pakistani and foreign tourists would be allowed five to ten kilometres journey of open sea so that they can spend their time on the ships with their families, friends and children. During the journey, he added, the naval cruise staff would provide all kinds of food facilities to the passengers including seafood and others dishes on their demand.
According to the foundation official, “The fare of cruise journey is yet to be determined but we are planning the lowest fare for the general public. The passengers of the cruise would be directly or indirectly under the supervision of the experienced Pakistan Navy staff,” he added.