Tag Archives: Tourism

TAAK for cross-LoC tourism

Tourism activity will bring prosperity and strengthen cultural bonds between both sides Travel Agents Association of Kashmir (TAAK) has welcomed the joint statement issued by the foreign secretaries of India, Pakistan and

New Turkish Airlines chief vows to promote tourism

KARACHI – The newly-appointed Country Manager of the Turkish Airlines (TA) in Pakistan Huseyin Cepni vowed to promote air industry, tourism and bilateral ties between the two countries. In his maiden meeting with Pakistan Today in Karachi on Monday, he said that his first task would be to promote tourism and brotherhood with Pakistanis. Outgoing Country Manager of Turkish Airlines Utku Yazan and Marketing Manager Zahid were also present at the meeting. Every year, the number of

Investors urged to explore tourism

ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Saturday urged investors to tap the full potential of tourism inside Pakistan and was blessed with rich potential for almost all types of tourism.
SAARC, Economic Cooperation Organisation and Organisation of theIslamic Conference could serve as appropriate platforms to improve tourism growth by linking member countries through cultural, religious, social, regional, socio- economic and educational ties Islamabad Chamber of

Pakistan, Bhutan vow to boost tourism, trade

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and Bhutan on Saturday expressed the resolve to further strengthen ties in all spheres, with a particular focus on trade and tourism.
Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and his Bhutanese counterpart Lyonchhen Jigmi Y Thinley in around an hour-long exclusive and delegation level talks covered a whole range of bilateral issues besides regional situation. Prime Minister Thinley, who is on a three day visit to Pakistan on the invitation of Premier Gilani, noted

‘Drastic steps needed to revive tourism’

KARACHI – The government needs to take drastic steps to revive tourism that has been adversely affected by the deteriorating law and order situation in the country, said Travel Agents Association of Pakistan (TAAP) Chairman M Yahya Polani at the farewell dinner organised in honour of

Tourism secretary jives with TDCP

LAHORE – Tourism and Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP) has nosedived in deep crisis as Tourism Secretary Aamir Ashraf Khawaja is at loose to violate administrative and financial rules, giving no regards to the orders of Lahore High Court.
According to sources in TDCP, Aamir, also the acting TDCP managing director, ‘never bothered sanctity of rules’ and terminated Senior Tourism Officer Muhammad Arif from his service, setting aside procedural requirement laid down in TDCP

Half-cooked devolution plans will destroy tourism

ISLAMABAD – Even though Ministry of Tourism, under the devolution plan, will not be a federal subject after February 28, there is no clear outline of how it is to be devolved, the Standing Committee of the Senate on Tourism was told on Saturday.
“There are 123 employees of the ministry, 22 Memorandum of Understandings with different countries, Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC), asset of Rs 23 million land of Malam Jabba Resort and several other allied departments of

US prioritises tourism, arranges trade show

KARACHI – To increase bilateral travel trade relations and tourism between Pakistan and USA, the US Consulate General, Karachi, is going to organise a Trade Show, International Pow Wow, from May 21 – 25, 2011 at Moscone Convention Centre in San Francisco, USA.
This was stated by Sohrab Jang and Mohammad Aamir, commercial specialists of the US Consulate Karachi in a briefing held at the office of Travel Agents Association of Pakistan, (TAAP) Karachi. About 70 countries will be

Tourism dept gets 1,000 acres of land

KARACHI – Sindh Board of Revenue’s Land Utilisation department has provided 1,000 acres around the Keenjhar Lake in Thatta to the Sindh Tourism Department to promote tourism in the area.
Sindh Chief Minister’s Adviser on Tourism Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh disclosed this during a meeting of the Gorakh Hill Development Authority (GHDA). The meeting was also attended by Sindh Tourism Secretary Shahid Gulzar and GHDA Director General Abdul Qadir Mangi among other officers.
Shaikh said

‘Zardari’s father wanted petrol pump – PTDC fails to build tourism village

ISLAMABAD: Despite the passage of 27 years, the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) has been unable to construct a tourism village at the National Park in Rawalpindi as Hakim Ali Zardari, senior politician and father of President Asif Ali Zardari, wanted to establish a petrol pump on the land in question, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was informed on Thursday.
In a meeting of the special committee of PAC held under its convener Zahid Hamid, the members took note