PESHAWAR: Senior Minister for Tourism and Culture Muhammad Atif Khan has said that tourism police is being raised in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the promotion of tourism in the province. Speaking at a meeting with a delegation of Tourism Police of Thailand here on Thursday, he said that tourism police of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would also get training in Thailand.
K-P Tourism Department Secretary Rashid Mehmood, Additional Secretary Babar Khan, Additional Inspector General of Police, Managing Director Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, and World Bank officials were also present at the meeting.
The delegation briefed the participants of the meeting about the role of tourism police in Thailand. The meeting was informed that Thailand had established Tourism Police 20 years ago that had contributed to the tourism industry in their country.
The meeting was told that the tourism police was tasked to protect and facilitate the tourists in Thailand. They told the meeting that tourists get best facilities in Thailand.
Atif Khan said that tourism police would be sent to Thailand for training.
He said that K-P government had started work on rehabilitation of the tourists spots and identifying new places for promotion of the industry.
He added that more than 20 new tourists’ destinations would be developed and facilities would be provided to the existing resorts. After the briefing the delegation visited Heritage Trail, Gor Khattri and Sethi House.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 22nd, 2019.
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