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Tourism can help overcome economic crisis: Daroo Khan

LAHORE:     President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of
Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Engineer Daroo Khan Achakzai Saturday said
that Pakistan can cope with ongoing economic crisis by focusing on tourism,
which has a huge potential and is one of fastest growing sectors in the
world.

He expressed these views while congratulating Dr Kaiser Rafique, CEO,
Discover Pakistan for launching first ever tourism channel in Pakistan
during a meeting in which United Business Group (UBG) Chairman Iftikhar Ali
Malik was also present.

He while paying rich tributes to those who are working for the promotion of
tourism sector said that a little help from different government department
could do miracle for the revival of tourism sector in Pakistan.

“The tourism industry of Pakistan has the potential to turn the country
into a hub of economic activity as the total contribution of the industry
in the global economy is more than $7.58 trillion,” he added.

He said that travel and tourism industry contributes just 2.7 per cent in
GDP of Pakistan

Daroo Khan said that the chamber had already forwarded its proposals for
the promotion of tourism sector to the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran
Khan who is also ambitious to transform Pakistan into tourism country.

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