PTDC promotes country’s cultural,natural heritage

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 26 (APP):Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) is making efforts for the development of tourist
infrastructure and services within the country.
Vision of PTDC was to develop the tourism sector so it could
significantly contribute to improving quality of life in
Pakistan by promoting the country’s cultural and natural heritage, Managing Director Abdul Ghafoor said this while talking to APP.
PTDC was working for the projecting country as a tourist friendly
destination, he added.
He said that the country’s attraction ranged from Indus Valley
Civilization such as Mohenjo-daro, Harappa and Taxila, to the
Himalayan hill stations, which attracted those interested in winter
sports.
“Pakistan is home to several mountain peaks over 7000 m, which
attracts adventurers and mountaineers from around the world, especially K2,”.
He said that the north part of country had had many old
fortresses, ancient architecture while the Hunza and Chitral vallies were
homes to small pre-Islamic Animist Kalash people community.
Historic Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is timeless and
legendary, Punjab province has the site of Alexander’s battle
historic city Lahore, Pakistan’s cultural capital, with many
examples of Mughal architecture such as Badshahi Masjid, Shalimar
Gardens, Tomb of Jahangir and the Lahore Fort.