Prime Minister Imran Khan has on Sunday (today) said that there are three types of tourism in Pakistan while the ancient places in Pakistan are also very important in terms of tourism in which places like Mohenjo Daro and Harappa are of world interest.
PM Imran, while briefing media in Jhelum, said that Nandana Fort was the largest university of its time. In Nandana Fort, Muslim scientist Al-Beruni had conducted many experiments and it is a place where tourists from all over the world would come.
It has been decided to develop Nandana Fort as a model village. Soon this small area will be on the world map, the premier added.
Today I visited Nandana Fort where Al Buruni spent years in an Observatory and measured the circumference of the earth with amazing accuracy almost a 1000 years ago . We have decided to preserve the sight and build an infrastructure there so it becomes accessible to tourists. pic.twitter.com/wSNm9sa6wD
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 28, 2021
Referring the tourist spots, PM Imran added that we have to protect these sites for our coming generations as well as to attract tourists across the globe for the provision of employment and earning revenue. He said salt range of Pakistan is still unexplored.
Under the Prime Minister’s vision, places are being identified across the country to highlight Pakistan’s history and national heritage. The promotion of tourism will also bring economic benefits to the local population.
The Prime Minister went on to add that there are beautiful areas in the country which are not even known to the tourists and their people. There is also a Mughal civilization in Pakistan including Peshawar and Lahore but unfortunately the governments of the past have not been able to develop them properly.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Imran Khan has inaugurated heritage trail at Nandana Fort in district Jhelum.
He also inaugurated Tilla Jogian National Park and Salt Range National Park. These two new national parks are part of the six protected areas, which include Khairi Murat National Park, Chhanji National Park, Namal Wetland and Chashma Wetland Nature Reserve.
The Prime Minister also planted an olive tree on the occasion.
He was also briefed on the measures related to wildlife conservation and environmental protection in the Salt Range.
Imran Khan also interacted with the local people and listen to their problems.