ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The three-day Islamabad Tourism Festival 2021 kicked off in the Federal Capital on Friday.
The tourism festival is being jointly organized by Pakistan Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (PHPA), Cutting Edge Group in collaboration with National Tourism Coordination Board (NTCB).
It will be held at different venues including Fatima Jinnah Park in F-9, Jinnah Convention Center, and Shalimar Cricket Ground.
The Islamabad Tourism Festival 2021 has been designed to showcase adventure sports like paragliding, accuracy landing, wingsuit flying, trike flying, sky diving, and power paragliding as part of the field marshal paragliding Championship.
This iconic event also envisages concerts, a horse parade, food stalls, corporate and educational expos.
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While inaugurating the event, the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz said that the present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan is giving special emphasis to the promotion of tourism.
The minister said that tourism will help promote different industries including hoteling and help provide job opportunities to the youth.
In his remarks, the Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan asked the people to fully participate in the festivities of the event. He said that the promotion of tourism will also have a positive impact on the Country’s economy.
The Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Fehmida Mirza said that Islamabad is the most beautiful and peaceful city. She said that the promotion of tourism and sports is very close to the heart of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar, the Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan, and the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfikar Bukhari were also present on the occasion.