PESHAWAR: Minister for Tourism Atif Khan on Monday said that five new skiing resorts would be established with support of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in the province. Talking to PAF Air Officer Commanding Northern Air Command Air Vice Marshal Sarfraz Khan regarding Malamjabba Skiing Festival, he said PAF had vast experience in skiing and the K-P government would fully exploit its expertise to develop new resorts and promote skiing sports and tourism. He said that Pakistan was blessed with natural beauty and the government was trying its best to present tourist resorts to local and foreign tourists. The minister apprised Air Vice Marshal Sarfaraz Khan about tourism plan including identifying and developing 20 new tourism destinations for promoting tourism. Air Vice Marshal Sarfraz Khan assured that PAF would support every government effort in promoting winter sports. He said that runway of Saidu Sharif Airport in Swat would be expanded to facilitate arrival of foreign tourists in the region. The two sides agreed to promote soft image of the country and would continue cooperation for introducing skiing adventure tourism.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 22nd, 2019.