From Terrorism To Tourism
Written By Ch. Faisal Mahmood
With the Grace of almighty Allah Pakistan’s tourism is full time on the path of revival. There is an influx of high-profile dignitaries who are mesmerized by the beautiful land scape of Pakistan. Last week Her Highness Princess Beatrice, a member of British royal family, and former prime ministers of Spain and Italy were in Pakistan for a ski trip. Their visit brought Pakistan once again in international limelight. Good for tourism Pakistan. Her Highness leads a ‘high level delegation’ on an adventurous heli-skiing trip and by doing this she endorsed Pakistan as the best adventure tourism destination in the world.
Similarly, international bloggers come in and share their travels around the country with all their huge following, from the mighty K-2 to Coast highway and from mountain areas of Gilgit-baltistan to thousand old civilization of Mahergrah Balouchistan
There was a bleak time for Pakistan tourism sector when People used to think that Pakistan is dangerous for travel and tourism. Yes, there was a time when the security situation in Pakistan was very pathetic but now with the sacrifices of our brave security forces Pakistan is completely safe and peaceful country like any other peaceful country of the world and in this regards, recently Pakistan had the endorsement from the one of the most important personalities of the world and that is United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
He termed the improved security situation of Pakistan as “absolutely remarkable”, noting that Islamabad, which looked like a “fortress” a few years back had now become a family station for the world body’s staff.
His words can boost Pakistan’s tourism industry to any extent and will enhance the confidence of the international tourists to visit Pakistan, an emerging one of the best tourism destinations of the world.
He responded well at a seminar titled “Pakistan’s journey from terrorism to tourism” by saying, “We are witnessing the state becoming present, both from the point of view of security, and basic service, development in an absolutely remarkable transformation.
He said that Pakistan not only opened its borders, in a world where so many borders are closed, but Pakistani people open their houses and their hearts in an enormous demonstration of generosity.