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Skardu Airport to get international status: Minister.

ISLAMABAD, November 01, 2009 (Balochistan Times ): Federal Minister for Tourism Maulana Atta-ur-Rehman has said the government will give international status to Skardu airport to facilitate local and foreign tourists. Talking to PTV, the Minister said the proposal has been discussed with Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani in recent past who has agreed and given consent to go ahead. He added that custom and immigration staff would be deployed at Skardu airport to facilitate the tourists. introducing this facility, the tourists will directly land at Skardu and visit the beautiful locations of Gilgit-Baltistan, he added. The government will also offer to visit local and international tourists to recently discovered beautiful locations in different areas. To another question, he said the ministry is also planning to review 20 years old tourisms policy. The government would also promote medical tourism by offering foreign high quality-low cost treatment for different diseases. He hoped that medical tourism will flourish in the country because the treatment quality is better here and cheaper as compared to many countries.

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