PARIS, France: The French and European alpinists, trekkers, skiers, and adventure sports enthusiasts are choosing Pakistan as their preferred destination, Pakistan’s Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque said.
While talking to the two French writers and journalists Berenice Rocfort and Emilie Brouze who co-authored the book “Winter in Himalaya-an ultimate challenge” during a virtual meeting held in Paris on Wednesday, the ambassador congratulated the two lady journalists for choosing the unique subject and recounting nail-biting experiences of the six daring and experienced mountaineers of the world in the Himalayas and Karakorum ranges.
This included the experience of French alpinist Elisabeth Revol about her attempt to climb Nanga Parbat, in which she lost her Polish colleague Tomasz Mackiewicz. She was herself saved in a daring rescue operation conducted by Pakistani Army helicopters assisted by polish climbers Denis Urubko and Adam Bielecki.
The ambassador said that government of Pakistan is focusing on promoting tourism in Pakistan as a national priority. The said that the security situation in Pakistan has improved while visa policy for tourists has been liberalized and tourist infrastructure is being upgraded.
Ambassador Moin ul Haque said that Pakistan would welcome French collaboration in developing mountain tourism in Pakistan.
While noting the tourism potential of Pakistan, journalists Berenice Rocfort and Emilie Brouze said that Pakistan offers attractive and competitive opportunities for international mountaineers in addition to its unspoiled and virgin landscapes.