Lahore : Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday
chaired a briefing on the promotion of tourism in Punjab wherein he was told that a draft of the province’s first ever tourism policy was ready for consideration of the cabinet.
The prime minister was told that eight new tourist destinations had been identified and steps were being taken to convert official guest houses into the rest houses for tourists. Around 70 rest houses of the
forest and irrigation departments were also being opened to public.
He was apprised on the establishment of new tourist points in Kotli Sattian, Chakwal, Koh Suleman, Attock, Kalabagh, Khushab, Bahawalpur and Jhelum.
The prime minister underscored the importance of
religious and cultural tourism particularly in the perspectives of Kartarpur Corridor and called for special measures in this regard.
Simultaneously, he directed for action to preserve the natural environment and construction of the necessary infrastructure.
He also instructed for preservation of national parks,
eco-tourism, forests and called for action against the illegal occupants of forests and national parks. He said the climate change was a fact that called for special attention to create more national parks.
He was also briefed on the new roadmap for tourism of Punjab government including desert safari and Chakwal 4×4 rally.