MULTAN: Noted Australian travel blogger and author of a comprehensive travel guide on Pakistan, Tim Blight, has defined Pakistan as one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world.
During an interaction with poets, columnists, educationist and industrialists at the Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) late Thursday night, Blight said he had visited over 50 countries but found unique attraction nowhere else but in Pakistan. He specifically heaped praise on the hospitable nature of the people of Pakistan. The author of Pakistan Traveller that is into its second edition and founder of travel blog ‘UrbanDunya.com’, Blight said that tourism was important most factor in promoting brotherhood and people-to-people contact.
He said, despite the world being a bigger place, every individual was connected to the other in some way or the other. He said that South Punjab was fertile on the tourism front and the addition of a few facilities could make it the most attractive tourism destination. He said that the mausoleum of Hazrat Bibi Jawindi could attract large crowds of tourists like Taj Mehel provided it was given due attention for its preservation and tourists’ facilitation. He proposed that tourists should have internet and social media facilities on scenic or historically important sites and structures.
Noted poet, author, and columnist Raziuddin Razi welcomed the guest and promised full support from literary figures to help him author another book on Pakistan. Vice Chancellor, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture (MNSUA) Prof Dr. Asif Ali said that South Punjab enjoyed a unique status with regard to its landscape, history, languages, weather, tasty foods and crops. He said that MNSUA was playing its role to project heritage, culture, fruit and other crops of this area. The VC MNSUA said that the process of preserving the heritage and historical structures should go parallel with the process of modernizing cities.
TDCP officials Misbah Ishaq and Sheikh Ijaz said, varying topography of South Punjab supports two out of total four deserts, besides mountain ranges, hill stations and a point called Panjnad that was once a converging point of five rivers. Pointing out that Blind Indus Dolphin was only found in Indus river the speakers informed that TDCP was building a resort and motel on the five-acre area near centuries old Derawar Fort known all over the world for its unique architecture.