PTDC arranged activities to celebrate Independence Day
Rawalpindi: Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation arranged number of activities in connection with the celebration of Independence Day of August 14.
To mark the day, Mr. Iftikhar Hussain Satti General Manager PTDC (Flashman’s Hotel), hoisted national flag in a simple but impressive ceremony here on Thursday. Muhammad Inayat Project Engineer, Tayyab Nisar Mir, PSO, to Managing Director, Shahid Nawaiz(Manager Flashmans Hotel ),Shabir Ahmed(SDO), Kabir Ahmed DM Personnel and Bilal Ahmed Naji Tourism Officer were also present besides other senior officials and employees.
To commemorate this day, PTDC arranged a number of activities including Illumination on 13th & 14thAugust 2014 at Flashman’s hotel, all motels and Dosti Bus Service Terminal at Lahore and also organized Local Handicraft Bazars in its motels at Skardu, Gilgit, Chitral, Saidu Sharif and Naran. In addition to this, Group tourists, students and families were being provided special discount on PTL tour packages for 13, 14 and 15th August 2014.
Mr. Iftikhar Satti informed the newsmen that during Managing Director PTDC’s recent meeting with Prime Minister, he discussed various steps being taken for the revival of tourism activities in Pakistan which would bring good and positive results. Prime Minister has assured full support of the government for the promotion of tourism sector in the country.
He said that domestic tourism in the country has regained momentum this year. Being the National Tourism Organization of the country, PTDC regularly undertakes a number of activities for student and youth groups to introduce and create awareness about tourist attractions of Pakistan. With the prime objective of promotion of tourism in remote and under-developed areas, PTDC is operating hotels, motels and restaurants in far flung areas, where private sector was shy to invest. PTDC also runs daily transport service from Rawalpindi to Naran and a number of discounted tour packages have been introduced.