Changing travel advisory by UK to boost trade ties with Pakistan: Dr Christian Turner
ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr Christian Turner on Wednesday said the ties between the United Kingdom and Pakistan had been significant and after the changing of travel advisory, the relations would further be strengthened.
“Resumption of British Airways to Pakistan is also a remarkable step,” he said talking to a local news channel.
About trade, he expressed the hope that three billion dollars trade would go up after ease in travel advisory for Pakistan.
On Jan 24, Prime Minister Imran Khan had termed the announcement by the United Kingdom to revise its travel advisory for Pakistan as a great news.
“It will address two most important economic issues facing Pakistan today: employment and our current account deficit, by bringing in tourism and investment which in turn will provide employment opportunities especially for our youth,” he had said in a tweet.
The UK has changed its travel advice for Pakistan to reflect the improved security situation in the country.
The announcement is the result of a comprehensive review of UK travel advice for Pakistan, based on a wide-ranging assessment of the country’s security situation. This is the first major update in the travel advice since 2015, read the statement issued by the British High Commission in Pakistan.
Dr Christian Turner, British High Commissioner to Pakistan, had earlier said, “Following my arrival in December 2019, I made this review of the travel advice a priority. It is great credit to the hard work of the government of Pakistan in delivering improved security over the past five years. I am delighted that British nationals will be able to see more of what Pakistan has to offer.”