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  • Centre wants to retain Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation assets

    ISLAMABAD: Negating the gist of the 18th Amendment, the federal government has decided to retain assets worth billions of rupees of the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC)...

    Cabinet Division Secretary Nadeem Hassan Asif recently appeared before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) during hearing of an intra-court appeal and apprised the court that the federal government wanted to retain PTDC and its assets because tourism was a...

  • Zulfi Bukhari appointed chairman of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation

    The federal cabinet on Tuesday approved the appointment of Minister of State for Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari as the chairman of the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC), the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development announced via a tweet...

    The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government has laid emphasis on promoting tourism in Pakistan and has taken multiple steps to facilitate travellers...

  • Punjab seeking $50m loan for tourism development

    ISLAMABAD: The Pun­jab government is seeking a $50 million loan from World Bank affiliate International Development Association (IDA) for the development of tourism sector in the province...

    The provincial government has designed a project which would help strengthen the governance and institution capacity to promote and leverage private participation in order to realise the economic potential of tourism sites for the benefit of the...

  • PAKISTAN’S CHALLENGES: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015-2030: Looking inwards: the new development paradigm

    - Pakistan’s national income per capita has doubled since 1990; with income poverty declining nearly three times since 2000- The share of Foreign Direct Investment in the economy has fluctuated in the past 30 years; in 2013 it was back at the 1990 level- If Pakistan is to meet the SDGs, there is considerable scope to improve the role of partnershipsNegotiating the path towards sustainable development is not easy for any country acting...

  • Murree with a curry: Pakistan alcohol booms

    RAWALPINDI: At Murree Brewery, home of Pakistan's national lager, vintage copper boilers belch odorous fumes as they churn out 10 million litres of beer each year...

    Whether it's beer produced by the crateful in Murree's venerable red brick brewery ? opposite the powerful army's headquarters in Rawalpindi ? or wine discreetly fermented in a bedroom, alcohol sales are booming in "teetotalitarian" Pakistan...

  • Murree with a curry: alcohol sales boom in 'teetotalitarian' Pakistan

    RAWALPINDI: At Murree Brewery, home of Pakistan's national lager, vintage copper boilers belch odorous fumes as they churn out 10 million litres of beer each year...

    Whether it's beer produced by the crateful in Murree's venerable red brick brewery ? opposite the powerful army's headquarters in Rawalpindi ? or wine discreetly fermented in a bedroom, alcohol sales are booming in "teetotalitarian" Pakistan...

  • Murree with a curry: Pakistan alcohol booms

    RAWALPINDI: At Murree Bre­wery, home of Pakistan’s national lager, vintage copper boilers belch odorous fumes as they churn out 10 million litres of beer each year...

    Whether it’s beer produced by the crateful in Murree’s venerable red brick brewery — close to the powerful army’s headquarters in Rawa­lpindi — or wine discreetly fermented in a bedroom, alcohol sales are booming in ‘teetotalitarian’ Pakistan...

  • Pakistan improves ranking on tourism competitiveness index

    ISLAMABAD: With less than a million foreign tourists visiting the country on an average, Pakistan has been able to improve its ranking by one point in 2017 – currently at 124 out of 136 countries – covered in the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2017 released by the World Economic Forum...

    3 whereas total receipt has been amounted to $317 million, with travel and tourism competitiveness has a share of 2...

  • World Bank keen to help Pakistan boost religious tourism

    SLAMABAD: The World Bank has shown interest in helping Pakistan promote religious tourism in the country and said the potential for cultural and heritage tourism linked to Sikhism remains heavily unexploited...

    Pakistan’s tourism sector has a ‘captured market’ of followers of Sikhism, with two-fifths of the Sikh respondents considering it a religious duty to visit shrines in Pakistan...

  • Reviving Pakistan’s tourism

    In the eight years following tourism’s devolution to the provinces, the sector continues to be vastly ignored...

    The failure ranges from evolving a provincial tourism policy to inadequate infrastructure to attract domestic and international tourists...

  • Sharif promises to raise Murree’s issues with PM

    MURREE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday promised the residents of Punjab’s only hill station that he would take up their issues with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi...

    The ousted PM, who arrived at his Kashmir Point residence in Murree following appearing before an accountability court the previous day, interacted with people from the constituency and said that God willing, the country would remain on the path to...

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