ISLAMABAD: Special PIA flights to Gilgit-Baltistan and Sakardu, will be started in order to promote tourism activities in northern areas of Pakistan which will offer special weekend and holidays packages to the tourists.
It was decided in a meeting between Advisor to Prime Minister on aviation Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan and Chief Secretary Gilgit-Baltistan Dr. Kazim Niaz on Thursday here in Islamabad. Besides Secretary Finance GB, high officials of Aviation division were also present on this occasion.
In the meeting, it was mutually decided that PIA will collaborate with Tourism department in order to promote the tourism activities in northern areas. It was also decided to call a meeting of Commercial department of PIA and tourism department of Gilgit-Baltistan to form solid and pragmatic strategy.
Advisor to Prime Minister on aviation Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan shared that special direct flights from Lahore and Karachi will be started to the northern areas of Pakistan and Cargo service of PIA will also be used effectively for transportation of the fruits and dry fruits of hilly areas to the other parts of country. It will give confidence to the residence of hilly areas and they will be able to earn their livelihood.
Advisor to Prime Minister on Aviation said that special flights of PIA will be started soon for Gilgit and Sakardu which will help the tourism in the northern areas which are blessed with natural and cultural beauty.
These special flights will strength the economy of the country along with presenting a soft and positive image of Pakistan. He said that all possible measures will be taken to promote tourism activities in hilly areas. Chief Secretary Gilgit-Baltistan Dr. Kazim praised the different reforms formulated by Sardar Methab Ahmad Khan and also thanked him for collaborating with tourism department for promoting tourism activities in Gilgit-Baltistan.