ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) has witnessed 40 percent increase International mountaineers and foreign tourists comparatively previous years due to better law and order situation.
Talking to the state-run news agency in Islamabad, an official of the PTDC said that Northern Areas has attracted international tourists and mountaineers from across the world. He said that tourism industry was gradually recovering.
He said last year, a number of tourists had already visited the northern parts of the country which was considered paradize for the mountaineers.
He viewed that Gilgit-Baltistan region was a paradise for the mountaineers, adding in 2017 more mountaineers would plan to scale high peaks.
He further added that Pakistan was home to five out of 14 mountains peaks in the world that were over 8,000 meters high.
He said Pakistan had tremendous potential to boost tourism on a sustainable basis because of its landscapes and diverse culture.
“Pakistan, the land of 5,000-year-old Indus Valley civilization, has rich traditions of art and architecture and its people are hardworking and talented,” he added.