Highlighting cultural heritage, tourist potential to be milestone for promotion of tourism: PM

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APP51-25 ISLAMABAD: January 25 – Prime Minister Imran Khan chairs meeting on One Year Cultural Events Calendar of Pakistan. APP

ISLAMABAD, Jan 25 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday said highlighting cultural heritage and tourist potential of the country would be a milestone for promotion of tourism in Pakistan
He said this while chairing a meeting regarding highlighting the cultural heritage and tourist potential of the country and arrangement of a number of functions throughout the country in that regard in the next year.Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Hussain Chaudhry, Secretary Information Shafqat Jalil, Executive Director of Lok Virsa Shahida Shahid, former secretary Kamran Lashari and other officials attended the meeting.
The meeting gave approval to arrange various events consisting of functions, fairs (Melas) and literary meetings in the entire country to highlight multi-prong cultural, religious and historical potential of Pakistan.
The meeting was told that main purpose of arranging such events was to highlight three thousand old cultural and historical heritage of the country and to provide standard entrainment to the issues-stricken people of the country.
It was told that main purpose of the events was to introduce the young generation with their national heritage and highlighting nationalism.
The meeting decided that besides ensuring participation of the people from cross sections of the society in these events, the far-flung and the areas neglected in the past would be given special attention in this national programme.
The events would be arranged at the federal, provincial and district levels.
The prime minister was presented proposed schedule of various events including illumination fair, Gilgit Baltistan Festival, Qawali Festiwal, Urs of Sufia Kiram, Shindore Polio Festival, Pakistan Cultural Carnival, Film Festival, Folk Festival, Jisthn-e-Iqbal, Kartarpura Festival, Cholistan Jeep Rally, Food and Music Festival.
A number of music shows will also be arranged to present tribute to famous singers of Pakistan.
The prime minister was appreciative of various programmes and events to be arranged in connection with highlighting cultural heritage and tourism potential of the country.