Zulfi Bukhari appointed chairman of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation

Updated May 14, 2019

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Minister of State for Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari's appointment as PTDC chairman has been approved. — Photo courtesy: Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Twitter account
Minister of State for Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari's appointment as PTDC chairman has been approved. — Photo courtesy: Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Twitter account

The federal cabinet on Tuesday approved the appointment of Minister of State for Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari as the chairman of the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC), the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development announced via a tweet.

The cabinet's decision was endorsed by the PTDC board, the tweet further said.

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government has laid emphasis on promoting tourism in Pakistan and has taken multiple steps to facilitate travellers. Last year, the government relaxed the visa policy and announced the offering of online visas to visitors from 175 countries.

The government has also taken steps to promote religious tourism. Prime Minister Imran Khan last year laid the foundation stone of the Kartarpur crossing that would facilitate Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit holy sites in Pakistan.

The premier has stressed on the importance of proper infrastructure to facilitate tourists.