ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Aviation Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan Friday said special flights of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) would soon be started for Gilgit and Skardu to boost tourism in the northern areas. The announcement came after a meeting between Mehtab and Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman on Friday. PIA will also collaborate with G-B tourism department, said a press release. Mehtab said the special flights would be utilised as a tool to not only strengthen the country’s economy but also to present a soft and positive image of Pakistan. The planes designated for these flights would be decorated with different literary and cultural artifacts of Pakistan.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 16th, 2017.