05
May

For Boosting Tourism in CAREC States Single-Visa Policy Has Been Proposed

Islamabad: A proposal has been proposed by Pakistan recently to imply single-tourist visa for all the member states of CAREC (Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation) program, helping in the promotion of tourism and supporting interlinked tourist’s locations and destinations.


A few days back, PM Imran Khan stressed upon the establishment of tourism corridor amid the member's countries of the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). As per PM, through this, better connectivity of regional activities can be achieved as well as tourism can be more supported.

Dr. Ishrat Hussain, advisor to Prime Minister (PM) on Institutional and Governance Reforms gave a statement to the news sources that global tourism trends are rapidly changing all over the world, from single-country tourism to multi-country tourism plan. For a unified market strategy with a most cost-effective approach, the single-visa policy will change the directions of tourism game. He expressed his views at CAREC Forum on Sustainable Tourism Development.

As per the latest news sources, the government of Sindh, Punjab and Baluchistan are going to establish tourism zones within the capacity of their respective provincial zones. Recently, the government has also taken a series of steps in setting up the first international tourist informational corner where the international community can get complete knowledge regarding the tourism spots and locations available in the country.

It is decided that all the areas that have religious as well as mountainous linkages are to be developed as well as promoted on a priority basis. Through a single-visa tourist policy, the tourism sector of Pakistan is expected to flourish and gain more attention.

Ishrat Hussain further informed that the tourism sector is currently the top priority of PM Imran Khan himself. The PM has constituted a Tourism Coordination Board that has federal government officials, four provincial government officials, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) representatives and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) representatives.