Shandur polo festival is expected to promote Pakistan tourism, says Atif Khan!

 Tuesday, July 9, 2019 

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Atif Khan explained that Shandur polo festival was an exclusive festival of the world and expected that the festival will succeed in pulling more international tourists to Northern areas of Pakistan.

The minister mentioned that the festival would slowly modify the insight of Pakistan to the world, starting right from terrorism affected region to tourism promoting country.

He emphasized the urgency for development of tourism sector to offer maximum employment to the youths besides fortifying national economy.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on earlier June 29th had declared an allocation of an amount exceeding five billion rupees for promotion of tourism in the province.

As per the details, the government targeted to spend Rs 3.7 billion on the construction of state of the art tourism resorts all over the province. In the same way, an estimated one hundred million rupees would be invested on setting up of tourism police to offer security to foreign and local visitors.

The government was confident that the initiations will help bettering their socio-economic situation by means of tourism generated revenue.

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