The prime minister said Allah almighty has bestowed us with diverse kind of mountain scenery

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that rules have been eased to promote tourism as Pakistan offers best tourism attractions in the world ranging from beach, mountain, and desert tourism.

Addressing a tourism summit in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said that Pakistan has virgin coastal belt in Balochistan, but it is unfortunate that our elite prefers to visit Europe and western countries instead of exploring our own tourist spots.

The prime minister said Allah almighty has bestowed us with diverse kind of mountain scenery from Suleman, Karakoram and Himalaya heights, adding that these mountain ranges have their own diverse features abundant with great vegetation, wildlife and bird life, which have no match in any part of the world.

Imran Khan said Gilgit-Baltistan had immense potential for tourism and with the improved law and order there a large number of people have visited the area. “There are dozens of beautiful areas in Pakistan like Nathia Galli, but they need to be developed,” he said.

“Pakistani tourists need to be given awareness about the scenic beauty of the country,” Imran Khan said, however, cautioned that tourism must be promoted with responsibility, while taking care of the environment.

He said religious tourism, especially for the adherents of Sikhism, Buddhism, and Hinduism will increase the number of tourism in the country.