ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) has decided to provide concessions in fares to Islamabad High Court Bar Association (IHCBA) lawyers and its members whenever they stay in the corporation’s motels.
The PTDC Managing Director, Ch. Abdul Ghafoor Khan during a meeting with President of IHC Bar Association, Arif Chaudhry Saturday invited lawyers to secure some time for tourism in order to get acquainted with the beautiful surroundings and sites across the country.
While giving briefing about the tourists destinations of Pakistan, the managing director said the people should consider PTDC as their own department and must benefit from the facilities provided by it.
Ghafoor Khan appreciated the role of lawyers fraternity on rendering sacrifices for the supremacy of law and justice in the country.
He said that the government was paying attention towards promoting tourism in the country, and referred to the UNWTO Conference organized recently by the PTDC which has created soft image of Pakistan across the world.
Similarly, PTDC has also succeeded in getting on-arrival tourists visa facility to facilitate travellers coming from other countries of the world, adding that in addition, the services of City Tour Bus Services for Islamabad had also been launched and was operating successfully.
The PTDC would shortly introduce Chartered Flights and Helicopters for visits to the tourist destinations. The establishment of Tourist Police on the pattern of NewZealand is also under consideration of the corporation, he added.
Ghafoor Khan said that the PTDC would soon ink agreements with Iran, Uzbekistan, Mauritius and Belarus to work jointly for the promotion of tourism in Pakistan.
On the occasion, the President of IHC Bar Association, Arif Chaudhry said Pakistan was a very beautiful country and rejected the negative impression being created about it. He praised the efforts of Ghafoor Khan for taking practical and effective measures for the promotion of tourism in the country