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Tourism secretary jives with TDCP

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