QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Sarfraz Bugti has said a comprehensive policy will soon be devised to promote tourism and turn Ziarat into a popular tourist destination.

While chairing a meeting of the Ziarat Development Authority (ZDA) governing body, he said the policy wo­uld include steps to highlight the beauty of Ziarat, be­­sides promoting tourism and creating employment op­­portunities for locals. “Ziarat Valley is a beautiful tourist destination, and it would be developed along mo­­dern lines to attract local and foreign tourists,” he said.

The development would be done along the model of Murree and Galiyat, famous tourist spots in Punjab and KP, respectively. He said development work would be carried out in consultations with the elected representatives of the district council.

Mr Bugti directed the ZDA project director to visit and review the model of the Galiyat Development Authority for tourism planning. The municipal committee would be provided representation in the ZDA to achieve the objectives, the CM added.

CM Bugti also visited the Quaid-i-Azam Public Library in Ziarat and appreciated the renovation done to restore the century-old library.

Published in Dawn, May 26th, 2024

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