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.
(THROUGH ASIA PULSE)