Gilgit-Baltistan expects 1.2m tourists in 2017

The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) government expects at least 1.2 million tourists to visit the scenic resorts of the region rich with natural beauty.

Expected Tourists in Gilgit-Baltistan in 2017

“Around one million tourists visited G-B during 2016 that concluded in September and we are expecting atlest 1.2 million visitors in 2017,” said the G-B Minister for Tourism Sports and Culture Fida Khan.

The regional government in consultation with authorities in Islamabad is formulating polices to promote tourism industry in G-B, the minister said talking to Radio Pakistan.

Tourism is the main source of income of G-B which is endowed with pristine natural beauty of lofty mountains. “Tourist facilitation and information centres will be set up at Gilgit and Skardu airports and in all districts to help guide the visitors,” he said.

The G-B government has decided to put in an extra effort to promote cultural events of the region. Calendar of events would be implemented and steps will be taken for development of sports and culture, he said.

The Autumnal Colors of Kachura Lake (shangrila), Skardu !!

Photo by : Yasir Nisar Photography

 

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