KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Friday said that practical steps were being adopted to attract tourists and promote tourism industry and local tourism.

The governor said this while speaking to Commander Coast Vice Admiral Zahid Ilyas here at Governor House, said a statement.

Vice Admiral Zahid Ilyas discussed various measures with the governor to promote tourism in creek or coastal areas, boating and diving/swimming facilities behind Churna Island, Karachi.

They also discussed ship-building and maritime sector potential.

The governor said that tourism was fast becoming a flourishing trade and it helped earn valuable foreign exchange.

It promotes the economy of the country, as well as ties among different nations and inculcates a feeling of brotherhood in people, he added.

“There is a lot of tourism potential in Pakistan and promotion of this sector will not only strengthen the economy, but will also create business and job opportunities to numerous local people,” he added.

Imran Ismail appreciated the endeavours of Pakistan Navy in promotion of creek areas and development of recreational facilities like boating, diving/swimming besides utilising the maritime potential of the country.

Published in Dawn, September 19th, 2021

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