Chitral’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Potential Celebrated at Symposium
In a significant move to boost tourism, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority (KPCTA) joined forces with the Tourism Department and Frontier Corps North. They organized the “Chitral Tourism Symposium”. The event aimed to highlight Chitral’s cultural heritage and its untapped tourism potential.
The symposium saw distinguished guests such as Barrister Syed Feroze Jamal Shah Kakahel, Minister for Tourism and Information. Chief Secretary Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry and Inspector General Frontier Corps North Noor Wali Khan were also present.
Addressing the attendees, Minister Kakahel stressed the importance of promoting tourism. He invited tourists to discover Chitral’s rich and diverse culture. The Chief Secretary discussed government initiatives to enhance tourism in the region. He introduced an initiative that allows tourists to live with locals. This experience aims to provide a deeper understanding of Chitral’s culture and traditions.
IG FC Noor Wali Khan highlighted the need for new tourism destinations. He pointed out that Chitral could be an ideal choice due to saturation in Galiyat. A committee has been formed to focus on promoting tourism in Chitral.
The provincial government is taking active steps to develop infrastructure to support tourism. In 2023, Chitral welcomed tourists from various countries. This reflects the region’s growing appeal as a travel destination.
The symposium emphasized the preservation of Chitral’s culture to attract more visitors. Stakeholders from the tourism and hospitality sectors attended the event. They witnessed a display of local dresses, gemstones, Chitrali caps, and other local products.