ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that the new visa policy announced by the government would prove to be a milestone for promoting tourism in the country.
In a meeting with the members of the National Assembly from Malakand Division, the prime minister said that the government was giving special attention to the promotion of tourism, keeping in view the existing potential.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Communication Murad Saeed, MNAs Dr Haider Ali Khan, Saleem Rehman, Sahibzada Sibghatullah, Mehboob Shah, Muhammad Bashir Khan, Junaid Akbar and Sher Akbar Khan. Special Assistant to PM on Political Affairs Naeemul Haque, Iftikhar Durrani, Spokesman to PM Nadeem Afzal Chan, Malik Amir Dogar and Arshad Dad were also present, said a PM Office statement.
The parliamentarians apprised the prime minister on the issues regarding education, health, electricity and gas in their respective constituencies. The prime minister told the delegation that the government would especially focus on hydel projects and other low-cost projects to meet the energy needs of Malakand Division.
He said that the flights between Peshawar and Malaysia would soon be launched to facilitate overseas Pakistan. He also called for solid suggestions to point out the problems confronting the area and their solutions. The prime minister assured the parliamentarians that priority would be given to the local people for employment on vacancies of up to class-IV.
He said that the government was also striving to obtain new technologies for the exploitation of mineral resources in Swat and Malakand.