Prime Minister Imran Khan forms National Coordination Committee on Tourism

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday formed a 12-member National Coordination Committee on Tourism with immediate effect.

The Committee has been formed to facilitate and coordinate the government’s commitment to give tourism a priority in mainstream development and steer the Country towards becoming the fastest-growing tourism destination.

The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari will be the Convener of the Committee.

As per its Terms of Reference (TORs), the National Coordination Committee on Tourism will oversee and review the implementation of the National Tourism Strategy and integration of provincial and regional policies.

It will act as a focal point for inter-provincial, inter-ministerial, inter-departmental, and inter-agency coordination to resolve implementation issues with respect to the tourism development sector.

The geo-mapping and profiling of all the tourist spots and tourism and hospitality business and products will also come under the scope of the Committee.

It will identify barriers to tourism development with complete recommendations for their removal to create an enabling environment for the tourism sector.

The Committee will devise an effective regulatory and implementation mechanism of national minimum standards.

While ensuring its monitoring and coordination with all stakeholders for its strict compliance.

The National Coordination Committee on Tourism been tasked to promote investments through the public-private partnership and small and medium enterprises.

It will also suggest measures to promote formal training of manpower engaged with the tourism industry for capacity building.

The Convener shall brief Prime Minister Imran Khan fortnightly on impediments, recommendations for improvement, and overall progress on implementation of the prime minister’s guidelines and directions.