‘Peace agreement to boost medical tourism’

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information Shaukat Yousafzai said Monday that peace agreement between the United States and the Taliban will greatly enhance medical tourism in Pakistan.

He expressed these views as chief guest at the closing ceremony of the 36th annual three-day International Gastroeneterology Conference hosted by Prof Aamir Ghafoor Khan LRH and Dr Bakht Biland along with the team of PSG-KP


He said that Pakistan is potentially a suitable country for medical tourism as it has internationally renowned and qualified doctors.

The conference was Co hosted by Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh and President of College, Prof Derek Bell OBE and his team also attended it.

The KP chapter hosted the conference in KP after the gap of 15 years and about 40 foreign faculty member from all over the world participated in the conference.

Senator Dr Mehr Taj was awarded with life time achievement award in the conference.

He said that peace agreement US and Taliban is a success of Pakistan’s foreign policy because Prime Minister Imran Khan had said from the beginning that afghan issue must be resolved through dialogue between Taliban and United States of America.

He said this region has seen considerable difficulties due to terrorism and this peace agreement will open the way for Pakistan via Afghanistan to trade with Central Asia, which will strengthen Pakistan’s economy and provide employment opportunities to the people.