ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis Zulfiqar Bukhari on Monday 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 said while talking to a news channel.
He said the work was in progress to build three-star and four-star hotels to facilitate the local and foreign tourists.
Zulfiqar Bukhari said the reforms would be made to bring improvement and efficiency in the national institutions.
After three months of closure due to the novel coronavirus, Azad Jammu and Kashmir ‘s government reopened its Mangla Bridge for tourists on Jun 5.
This was done after Prime Minister Imran Khan had urged the countrywide reopening of the tourism industry.
A notification was issued after which private and public vehicles are permitted to cross the bridge amid SOPs. Travelers were asked to provide their information at points of entry and exit.