ISLAMABAD:Chairman Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari has said they would be bringing reforms in the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) rather than closing it down.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Sunday he said “We are hiring people associated with the tourism industry,” he said adding that restructuring PTDC was a decision taken by the cabinet in 2019 after travel advisory for the country has improved.

He said political intervention has devastated the organization. He said all initiatives have been taken to use the potential of PTDC.

The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development said Pakistan will be hosting tourism summit of D-8 countries in 2022 adding that Pakistan will also host the Global Tourism Forum in 2021

He said government has formulated a policy of ten years to uplift tourism in Pakistan and it has also developed five years action plan.

Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari said a national portal has been designed to promote tourism in the country.

Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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