KARACHI: Lt Col (Retd) Akbar Shareef received the coveted Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Award of Merit from the Chairperson and CEO of PATA at a recently concluded PATA Annual Summit held in Gangneung, Republic of Korea. The PATA members are in 75 countries. Shareef is the first Pakistani to receive the prestigious award. He was honoured by the award recognition for his services to PATA and global tourism. The current chairman of PATA Pakistan Chapter, Col Akbar Shareef, is a well-known and well-reputed tour operator, who has immensely contributed towards tourism in Pakistan and has greatly enhanced the image of Pakistan. In the past, he has also been a member of the Prime Minister’s Tourism Advisory Board.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 13th, 2018.