ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan has assured the National Assembly that the government would soon take a decision on opening the tourism sector, especially in northern areas with standard operating procedures in view of coronavirus pandemic.
Responding to different points raised by legislators, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan was aware of the issue and discussions were held to mitigate the difficulties of businesses allied with tourism sector.
On Jul 6, Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis Zulfiqar Bukhari had said the decision to open tourism activities will be taken by mid of July.
“In the current situation, the government cannot take steps for opening of tourism due to coronavirus threat,” he had said while talking to a news channel.
He had said the work was in progress to build three-star and four-star hotels to facilitate the local and foreign tourists.
Zulfiqar Bukhari had said the reforms would be made to bring improvement and efficiency in the national institutions.