WITH the completion of the Kartarpur corridor, more and more Sikhs from around the world, especially from India, will come to Pakistan. This is a good start for ‘religious tourism’ in Pakistan.
I think the government should also create a plan to allow foreign Buddhists and Sikhs to invest in the construction of hotels, restaurants and other tourist attractions at these tourist locations. These investors will bring in new technologies along with investment.
Japan is technologically advanced and its ageing population will love to move into retirement townships near Buddhist historical sights in Pakistan. With Japanese living in Pakistan they will realise that their country’s economy will also be able to use the young Pakistani workforce by moving in their manufacturing units in Pakistan.
Published in Dawn, January 12th, 2020