Pakistan Can Become The Next Big Tourism Point: PM Imran Khan
Prime Minister Imran Khan said Pakistan has immense potential to become a tourist destination owing to its splendid landscape and diverse culture.
He said his vision was to invest in the country's youth to use them as a rich human resources in order to put the country on prosperity.
He said the construction sector alone had the potential to give a boost to economic activity and mentioned that several incentive packages were given by his government for the housing sector.
The Prime Minister said Lahore's River Ravi Urban project and Karachi Bundle Eye would be the mega projects to be built as modern infrastructures in the country's two major metropolitans. He said the government would also work on gas exploration projects to overcome the energy crisis.
When asked about the situation of Pakistan International Airlines and Pakistan Railways, he said mismanagement and over-recruitment resulted in the debacle of these institutions.
He said the inquiry into fake pilot licenses was underway for seven months before it was made public, however, admitted that "presentation of the matter could have been better to avoid fall out and international embarrassment".
He said work on giving separate status to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as a regulator was underway in line with the recommendation of Dr Ishrat Hussain's committee of reforms.
In second stage, the modernization of airports would be conducted, he said. On civic problems of Karachi, he regretted that the glory of country's business hub eclipsed due to absence of local government system for the city.