MINGORA: Ambassador of Switzerland Thomas Cooley on Thursday mentioned his authorities had been engaged on numerous
improvement tasks in Pakistan for the final 50 years.
He was talking at a gathering in Saidu Sharif in reference to “Exploring Khyber Pakhtunkhwa” programme.
Senior Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Muhammad Atif Khan, who additionally holds the portfolio of Tourism and archaeology, was additionally current on the event.
Thomas Cooley mentioned that the panorama of Swat valley and that of Switzerland was the identical.
“Being in Swat, I really feel like being in Switzerland. Our authorities needs to see the prosperity of this land and improvement within the tourism sector,”
mentioned the ambassador, including that Switzerland generated 10 % of its GDP from tourism business solely.
He mentioned that the KP had the potential to draw vacationers from internationally. He added that the folks of his nation liked snowboarding, and so had been the folks of Swat valley.
Senior Minister KP Atif Khan mentioned, “KP Tourism Authority” has been established to spice up tourism within the province.
“We now have recognized two locations in Chitral and one in Hazara to determine snowboarding resort and appeal to the utmost variety of vacationers. Via tourism, we are able to current a greater picture of Pakistan,” mentioned the senior minister.
He added that the folks of KP wanted peace and prosperity and tourism was a instrument to attain these aims.
The senior minister praised the federal government of Switzerland for taking a eager curiosity within the improvement of Pakistan.
Atif Khan additionally mentioned this area not solely had lovely landscapes but additionally centuries-old archaeological websites.
He mentioned that these websites had been a supply of points of interest for the lover of archaeology and in addition for the followers of Budha. Conventional music and meals had been offered to the visitors from Switzerland.