Power outages send people flocking to northern paradise

As the weather turns pleasant, tourists flock to Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) after a harsh winter this year. The rising mercury coupled with extended hours of loadshedding compels families to break away from the humdrum of routine and breathe afresh in the hilly areas.

“We are very happy to be here and Skardu is next up, . . . → Read More: Power outages send people flocking to northern paradise

‘Peshawar through the ages’ shown in flowers

Celebrating the 2,500 years of Peshawar as the oldest living city of South Asia, the Floral Art Society of Peshawar brought together women members of floral art societies from other cities, who exhibited their skills of traditional flower arrangement on Tuesday.

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Sri Lanka eye return to Pakistan

Sri Lanka are scheduled to tour Pakistan in October this year under the Future Tests Programme

Pakistan’s cricketing isolation could end in October if Sri Lanka, who were targeted in a deadly terror attack in Lahore two years ago, agree to tour the troubled country.

Sri Lankan officials said Wednesday they were . . . → Read More: Sri Lanka eye return to Pakistan

Federal govt refuses to provide

The federal Health Ministry has refused to give details of funds, liabilities, employees, institutes and projects to the Sindh Health department when the latter approached them in this regard, well-placed sources in Sindh Government told PPI.

After abolishing the concurrent list, the Implementation Commission of the 18th amendment is working on devolving subjects of concurrent . . . → Read More: Federal govt refuses to provide

Pakistan: A Potential Tourist Hotspot

Pakistan is one of the most visited countries in the world today. People from around the world come here for its unique culture, food, music and its people who are known to be very caring. The three magnanimous mountain ranges – Hindukush, Karakoram and Himalayas meet in the North-West of Pakistan and house the . . . → Read More: Pakistan: A Potential Tourist Hotspot

Reviving tourism: Aid rekindles hope among Swat hoteliers

SWAT: When Noor Ahmad, owner of a hotel, came back to the scenic Swat valley after the restoration of peace his hotel had been damaged and plundered by the extremists.  “Nothing was left,” he said.

The Taliban insurgency and monsoon floods badly affected tourism causing heavy financial losses to the hotel industry in Swat valley . . . → Read More: Reviving tourism: Aid rekindles hope among Swat hoteliers

Keenjhar Lake: 1,000-acre family resort only 113km away from the city

Project, worth Rs6.6 billion, likely to be completed in four years.

The Sindh government has finally allocated 1,000 acres for Keenjhar Lake tourist resort in Thatta district.

The land utilisation unit of the revenue department issued the notification on December 28 and the project is estimated to be worth Rs6.6 billion. The project is . . . → Read More: Keenjhar Lake: 1,000-acre family resort only 113km away from the city

Media and Tourism ~ A Reflection

Beautiful Deosai Plateau

Tourism and traveling is big business in today’s world. People travel and see fascinating things. Traveling is a way to relax. People take pictures to freeze their memories. I also travel a lot after coming to America, but my Pakistani soul is desperate to see anything related to my beloved country.

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Promoting tourism in Pakistan

When I was invited by some friends to go on vacation with them to Sri Lanka, my first thoughts were that of hesitation. Like others, I had not really heard great things about that part of the world. However, I relented and to tell you the truth, my curiosity peaked when I read that the . . . → Read More: Promoting tourism in Pakistan