The government is considering to make Kotli Sattian a new tourist spot which would also help reduce congestion in Murree, said Member National Assembly (MNA) Sadaqat Ali Abbasi.
He said, a plan is being worked out to construct a tourism highway from Lower Topa Murree to Chowk Pindori via Bostanabad to provide easy access to the tourists for Kotli Sattian. He shared that they have directed the authorities concerned to prepare a comprehensive proposal for the project within a couple of weeks.
Abbasi said that through tourism, the living standards of the residents could also be uplifted and they could get opportunities to earn their livelihood in their native area. He added that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was making efforts to improve quality of education besides focusing health and education infrastructure and construction of roads.
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The MNA said the up-gradation work of national highways and link roads is also being carried out. Timely completion of development schemes is the foremost priority of the Punjab government so that the living standards of the people could be raised, he added. The most important thing for the promotion of tourism is to provide easy access to these places.
According to a commissioner office spokesman, Kotli Sattian would be developed as an alternative to Murree and the provincial government is chalking out a plan to improve the area and identify tourism sites.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 25th, 2021.
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