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PM constitutes National Coordination Committee on Tourism

ISLAMABAD: In order to steer the country towards becoming the fastest growing tourism destination, PM Imran Khan has constituted a National Coordination Committee on Tourism with immediate effect.

The Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development will be convener of the Committee that is meant to facilitate and coordinate Govt.’s  commitment to give tourism a priority in mainstream development

will oversee and review implementation of national tourism strategy and integration of provincial and regional policies.

National Coordination Committee on Tourism, according to the Terms of Reference, will act as a focal point for inter-provincial, inter-ministerial, inter-departmental and inter-agency coordination to resolve implementation issues with respect to tourism development sector.

Geo-mapping and profiling of the tourist spots and tourism and hospitality business and products will also come under the scope of the committee. It will identify barriers to tourism development with complete recommendations for their removal to create an enabling environment for tourism sector.

The committee will devise effective regulatory and implementation mechanism of national minimum standards. While ensuring its monitoring and coordination with all stakeholders for its strict compliance.

The committee has been tasked to promote investments through public private partnership and small and medium enterprises. It will also suggest measures to promote formal training of manpower engaged with the tourism industry for capacity building.

PM will be briefed by the converter fortnightly on impediments, recommendations for improvement, and overall progress on implementation of his guidelines and directions. | YouTube Channel

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.