HUNZA: Former captain and now Chief Selector of Pakistan’s Cricket Team Inzamam-ul-Haq and former fast bowler Aaqib Javed have demanded the government to promote the country’s tourism industry.
The duo from Pakistan’s victorious squad of World Cup 1992 visited the picturesque Hunza Valley along with the management of Lahore Qalandars following players’ development trials in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Inzamam and Javed, along with Qalandars CEO Atif Rana, visited the historic Altit Fort and Attabad Lake in the valley.
They were briefed on the history of Altit Fort, leaving Javed mesmerised by the scenic surroundings.
“This is so historic and rich. We must preserve historic venues in Pakistan,” Aaqib Javed on the occasion.
After the visit of historic Altit Fort, the team went to Attabad Lake where they fully enjoyed the scenic beauty of the area.
He Javed further said that tourism must be promoted. “We must encourage people to visit places like Attabad Lake. Also, the government needs to promote the industry here,” he said.
His former teammate and one of cricket’s most successful batsmen Inzamam agreed with him.
“I have been to so many places in the world but no place is as beautiful as Pakistan,” Inzamam said.
“Places like Hunza, Attabad Lake and Altit Fort should be promoted as proper tourism spots,” the former skipper said.
Qalandars CEO Atif Rana said that his franchise is focused towards highlighting the best of Pakistan and their work isn’t limited to cricket only.
“We are going to different venues, and along with cricket we also want to promote tourism,” he said.
“Tourism, like cricket, can bring revenue to Pakistan and we all must promote the beautiful scenery of our country.