Pakistan exotic tourist destination, says Zulfi Bukhari
ISLAMABAD – “Pakistan is an exotic tourist destination. It offers mountains, deserts, beaches, ancient Hindu civilisation, largest sleeping Buddha, oldest Churches, Sufi sites and much more. Combined with these, the hospitality of the people of Pakistan is unmatchable. We invite the world to come and explore Pakistan,” said Syed Zulfiqar Bukhari, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development and Chairman National Tourism Coordination Board, on Wednesday.
He was speaking at the Webinar jointly conducted by Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai, and Middlesex University, Dubai Campus, on Pakistan Tourism.
Talking about the promotion of religious tourism in Pakistan, the SAPM said that we were creating the largest Gandhara Trail in the world. “Gandhara is the cradle of the famous Gandhara culture, art and learning. This region is home to ancient and highly sacred Buddhist stupas in Taxila and Swat. We welcome tourist to explore the treasures of Gandhara civilisation in Pakistan,” he added.
Talking about the mountaineering in Pakistan, he said that Pakistan was home to 5 of the 14 highest peaks in the world. First base camp of K2 is 5200 meter, much higher than many mountain peaks in the world. The other mountain peaks include Gasherbrum, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat.
Consul General of Pakistan in Dubai, Ahmed Amjad Ali gave a presentation to the students of Middlesex University. While giving a virtual tour of Pakistan to students he mentioned that Pakistan had everything for every taste. “We have highest polo ground in the world, highest cold desert in the world, longest glaciers outside polar region, highest paved road in the world, 2nd highest mountain peak, natural wonders in the form of beautiful Attabad lake and much more” , said the Consul General.
The SAPM and Consul General interacted with the students and responded to their queries. The Consul General specially appreciated University Student Nisa Kalsoom for making and sharing a special documentary on Pakistan Tourism with the participants of the webinar.