World Tourism Day being celebrated across the world including Pakistan
World Tourism Day is being celebrated across the world including Pakistan today. The main motive of this day is to promote awareness among the international communities and advance the importance of tourism and its cultural, social, political and economic value.
The theme of this year is ‘Tourism for All–Promoting Universal Accessibility’.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said in his message today on World Tourism Day that promotion of tourist activities can help strengthen national economy and put the country on way to progress and development. He believes that Pakistan provides an opportunity to tourists to see natural scenes and ancient civilizations. He said K2, Nanga Parbat, Chitral, Sirkardo, Gilgit, Hunza, Swat, Hazara, Murree, and mountain ranges of Kashmir attract tourists from all over the world.
Pakistan is ranked one the best tourism places to visit which which includes Indus Valley Civilization such as Mohenjo-daro, Harappa and Taxila, Himalayan hill stations, which attract those interested in winter sports.
Pakistan is home to several mountain peaks over which attracts adventurers and mountaineers from around the world, especially K2. The north part of Pakistan has many old fortresses, ancient architecture and the Hunza and Chitral valley.
Punjab province has the site of Alexander’s battle on the Jhelum River and the historic city Lahore, Pakistan’s cultural capital, with many examples of Mughal architecture such as Badshahi Masjid, Shalimar Gardens, Tomb of Jahangir and the Lahore Fort.
Ten of 18 mammalian orders are represented in Pakistan with species ranging from the world’s smallest surviving mammals, the Mediterranean Pigmy Shrew, to the largest mammal ever known; the blue whale.
There are many interesting places to visit in Karachi which includes Bagh Ibne Qasim, Clifton Fish Aquarium, Dolmen Mall Clifton, Hill Park, Safari Park, Mazar-e-Quaid, PAF Museum, Pakistan Maritime Museum, Clifton Beach, Do darya, Port Grand etc
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) decided in late September 1979 to institute World Tourism Day, which was first celebrated on September 27, 1980. September 27 was chosen as the date for World Tourism Day because that date coincided with an important milestone in world tourism.
Published by Salima Bhutto.