5 new skiing resorts to be set up in KP: Atif says

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Tourism Atif Khan Monday said that five new skiing resorts would be established with support of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in the province.

Talking to PAF Air Officer Commanding Northern Air Command Air Vice Marshal Sarfraz Khan regarding Malamjabba Skiing Festival, he said PAF has vast experience in skiing and the KP government would fully exploit its’ expertise to develop new resorts and promote skiing sports and tourism. He said that Pakistan was blessed with natural beauty and the government was trying its best to present tourists’ resorts to local and foreign tourists.

The Minister apprised the Air Vice Marshal about tourism plan including identifying and developing 20 new tourism destinations for promotion of tourism.

Air Vice Marshal Sarfraz Khan assured that PAF would support every government effort in promoting winter sports. He said that runway of Saidu Sharif Airport in Swat would be expanded to facilitate arrival of foreign tourists in the region.

The two sides agreed to promote soft image of the country and would continue cooperation for introducing skiing adventure tourism.