ISLAMABAD (PRESS RELEASE)
There is an immense potential for joint promotion of tourism between Tajikistan and Pakistan being the sharers of many common cultural values of Muslim brotherhood. This was stated by Ch. Abdul Ghafoor Khan, Managing Director PTDC during a meeting with Ambassador of Tajikistan in Pakistan Sherali Jononov here at Islamabad. He said that tourist flow between Pakistan and Tajikistan can be further enhanced by promoting each other’s tourism destinations among nationals of both the countries.
He further added that Pakistan is completely safe and secure tourism destination for tourists from all over the world. We have opened our doors for the tourists from around the world to come and enjoy our hospitality, see and believe that we have the most of nature blessed treasures spread all over Pakistan from Khunjerab to Karachi. PTDC and Tajikistan National Tourism Organization may enter in to a agreement on mutual cooperation, in which, the articles for possible areas of joint tourism promotion will be added. He said that being one of the most blessed tourism destinations of the World, Pakistan can truly be a most favourite destination for Tajik nationals.
MD PTDC told that recommendations have been conveyed to authorities for permission request of Tajik Airlines to operate direct flights from Pakistan to Dushanbe.
Ambassador of Tajikistan Jononov Sherali, appreciated the gesture of goodwill provided by PTDC during visit of high-level delegation from Tajikistan last week, which has been largely appreciated by Tajik governmentl. He added that in order to strengthen the tourismrelations between Pakistan and Tajikistan, a establishment of a working group on tourism is already under consideration. Flight operations will be started shortly once approval is received. He said that entering in to MoU on tourism cooperation will definitely increase tourist flow between the two brotherly countries. He invited Managing Director PTDC to visit Tajikistan and experience the development and environment maintained by Tajikistan. The visit of MD to Tajikistan is expected to commence later this month.