Marriyum for preserving, promoting national heritage

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that we have to preserve and promote our national heritage for our future generations.

While addressing a seminar on “Bio Diversity and Sustainable Tourism” in Islamabad on Monday, the minister said that documentaries need to be prepared to acquaint the youth about the landscape of the Country.

The minister underlined the need for raising awareness amongst the people about the diverse bio-diversity of the Country. She said that in this regard, the relevant stakeholders can cooperate with Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television Network in showcasing the true picture of the country.

The information minister said that tourism, sports and cultural activities are witnessing an upsurge due to improved security situation over the last four years. She said that there is a deep connect between ecosystem and tourism.

Marriyum Aurangzeb said that many countries including India, Malaysia and United Kingdom are using the nature to attract maximum tourism. She said that national parks in these countries have helped development of their tourism sector.

The minister said that Pakistan has a very rich and diverse landscape which can also contribute to enhancement of our gross domestic product (GDP) growth.

Furthermore, she said that a proposal is under consideration to declare Astola Island a Marine Protected Area, adding that this will be a major milestone in promoting tourist activities on the Island.