LCCI stresses need for travel advisory
LAHORE – The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has underlined the need for travel advisory, weather alerts and improvement, not only to avoid tragedies like Murree but also to protect the billion dollar tourism industry.
“It is a good omen that PM and Punjab CM Usman Buzdar have issued directions for inquiry but the responsible should be taken to the justice.”
In a statement, LCCI President while lamenting the loss of precious human lives, said that the incident had exposed the weaknesses of management and system.
They said that the tourism industry was considered a trillion dollar industry around the globe. They said that the tourism industry of Pakistan had the potential to turn Pakistan into a hub of economic activities. They said that the volume of global tourism industry was more than $1 trillion.
They said that the government was striving hard to promote the tourism sector of Pakistan, but the Murree incident had put a reverse gear to all of its efforts.
The LCCI office-bearers said that the situation demanded a visionary approach from the government, adding that collective efforts and a vital role from the Pakistan’s missions abroad was needed to counter anti-Pakistan propaganda.
While calling for an immediate improvement in the infrastructure, the LCCI office-bearers said that the travel advisory and weather alert should be mandatory to avoid such incidents in future.
They said that an awareness campaign should be launched and the people should also be familiarised with other beautiful places of Pakistan so that not a single place could be crowded.
The LCCI office-bearers also paid tributes to Pakistan Army and rescue workers for saving precious human lives by salvaging the people.