ISLAMABAD Foreign tourists no more require NOC to visit Gilgit Baltistan Interior Minister . Federal Minister of Interior Choudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced during a press conference here in Islamabad. Federal minister said that NOC requirement is being withdrawn to promote tourism in Gilgit Baltistan. He said that official notification will be added soon. Tourism is the backbone of Gilgit Baltistan’s economy. The foreign tourists generate jobs directly or indirectly to 60% population of Gilgit Baltistan. Few weeks ago the the same ministry had banned foreign tourists to visit Gilgit Baltistan without NOC. The local people of Gilgit Baltistan reacted strongly. The tour operators, hoteliers , youth and general public took it seriously and started protests on social media. The tour operators pressured CM Gilgit Baltistan. They said that the process is too lengthy and no one will wait such a long time to visit GB and it could stop them to visit Gilgit Baltistan.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will soon begin exceptional flight operations from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad to Gilgit and Skardu, offering weekend and holiday packages in order to promote tourism in Gilgit Baltistan. The decision was taken at a meeting held between Advisor to Prime Minister on Aviation Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan and Chief Secretary Gilgit-Baltistan Dr […]
Skardu: Tomorrow in the morning two helicopters will fly for the K2 basecamp with equipment to bring four climbers: Adam Bielecki, Piotr Tomala, Jarek Botor and Marek Chmielarski). Helicopters will take these four climbers to Nanga Parbat to rescue trapped Polish climbers. The two-member expedition team, comprising Polish mountaineer Tomek Mackiewicz and Frenchwoman Elisabeth Revol, […]
Skardu: Deosai Road is opened for traffic. Deosai is one of the highest plateaus in the world where snow falls through out the year. It is the only habitat of Himalayan Brown bear and many other endangered species. Deosai is located at a distance of 30 Km from Skardu city. The road is opened today. […]