Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: A New Era of Tourism
The Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) has made a significant move to boost tourism in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. A recent ceremony was held at the Peshawar Services Club. Here, PTDC officially transferred 19 of its properties. The new owner is the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority (KPCTA).
The event was graced by the presence of a special guest. It was the Caretaker Minister for Information and Public Relations, Culture, Tourism, Archeology and Museum, Barrister Feroze Jamal Shah Kakakhel. The transfer documents were signed by PTDC Managing Director Aftab Rana and KPCTA Director General Barkatullah.
A Boost for Tourism
The Caretaker Tourism Minister emphasized the importance of these properties in promoting tourism in the region. He highlighted that the properties are unique. Their location and architecture set them apart. They will provide better accommodation facilities to tourists. This will increase the province’s tourism income.
The transfer of these properties, following the eighteenth amendment, marks a significant milestone in the province’s tourism sector. The minister expressed his gratitude towards the officials of PTDC and KPCTA for their commendable work.
In response to media queries, Barrister Feroze Jamal Shah Kakakhel shared the province’s plans to promote tourism in the merged districts. He revealed that a three-day conference, along with various events, will be organized soon. He also mentioned a recently held symposium on promoting tourism in Chitral, which yielded valuable suggestions from participants.
The Caretaker Tourism Minister concluded by praising Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s unique position in terms of tourism. He said, “The culture here is an example, hospitality is our hallmark, and the widespread historical places related to different civilizations and religions make it a best tourist destination.” He emphasized the need to present this richness to the world in a better way.