ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tours Limited (PTL), a subsidiary of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) is working as a pioneering tour operating agency.
PTL is responsible for organizing tours/arrangements of transport and accommodation for foreign and domestic tourists in the country. According to PTDC, PTL transport is also hired by foreign and domestic individual and group tourists. Daily air-conditioned tourist coach service operates during summer season (June-August) from Rawalpindi to Naran, Saidu Sharif, and Kalam.
PTL offers services in many ways like organize package tours throughout the country, hotel bookings and provide all kind of luxury transport on hiring basis. An official of PTL told Media that, “now we offering special tours packages during the summer season, adding that in addition we arrange day trips to different tourist attractions and provide transport facilities.
It is pertinent to mention here that foreigners are keen to explore sea, deserts, plains, mountains, rivers, historic places of Pakistan, subject to the provision of clean and affordable infrastructure and peace.
A piece published earlier: Managing Director Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor Khan said Pakistan has a great potential for religious tourism. MD said that PTDC would approach tourism departments of different countries to promote religious tourism in Pakistan. Abdul Ghafoor Khan said that Uzbekistan and Iran tourism departments have agreed to MoU for the promotion of religious tourism. He said that Punjab province is home to five most important pilgrimage sites for Sikhs. They include the birthplace of Baba Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion who was born in 1469 in Nankana Saheb district, and Gurdwara (monastery) Punja Sahib in Hasan Abdal town. Here the handprint of Guru Nanak is believed to be imprinted on a boulder at the monastery. The two sites are visited by thousands of Sikhs from across the world. He said there are many holy places of the followers of Hindu and Buddha religions in the country. (Published on 18th April 2018)