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One million tourists visit Pakistan this year

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    Islamabad—Managing Director Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Mir Shahjahan Khetran said that one million foreigner tourists visited Pakistan in current year.

    He said that law and order situation in Pakistan is much better which is attracting international tourists. He stated this while addressing the Tourism Walk participants at Margalla Trail-5. PTDC organized the walk to create awareness among youth about importance of natural environment and tourism.

    Shahjahan Khetran said that PTDC is going to construct more trails in capital in cooperation with Capital Development Authority (CDA).

    He said PTDC in collaboration with non governmental organisations initiated a number of tourism projects in different areas including Khunjerab, Chitral, Chouperson Valley, Dir Kohistan, Hussaini, Gilgit and Shimshal Valley.

    He said that PTDC in collaboration with Alpine Club, Adventure Foundation and Sustainable Tourism Foundation organizes different programmes for students in Kashmir, Kaghan Valley and Gilgit Baltistan to create awareness about preservation of environment. Students are trained about cleaning of mountain, safety of flora and fauna in these areas, he said.

    He appealed the Prime Minister to retain PTDC under federation in order to develop and promote tourism in the country and abroad.

    Around 150 students from various schools, colleges and families from twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi participated in the event. Certificates and shields were also distributed among participants of walk.

    One million tourists visit Pakistan this year
     
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    Congratulations to Pakistan :enjoy:
     
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    I think most of these so called tourists are Pakistani citizens living in the west and visiting their relatives.
     
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    He should rather say 1 Million non-citizen of Pakistan visit their ancestral homeland.
     
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    Cannot really call these people tourist. Real tourist don't really come to Pakistan. Heck forget tourist, even Cricket teams refused to come to Pakistan till recently. What is this idiotic Minister talking about ?
     
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    May be overseas pakistanis and other indians who go for religious purposes :enjoy:

    and afghans :rofl:
     
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    lol, keep sleeping in your lala land :rofl: Americans, Austrians, Swiss, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, British, Norwegian, Russian, Egyptian, Saudis, Emiratis, Turkish, etc visit Pakistan every year.
     
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    2 days ago on my way to pindi from abbottabad in daewoo next to me were 2 western couples with childrens as well

    tourist still visit Pakistan.just visit airport in Islamabad
     
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    IF one million "tourists" visited Pakistan this year, then the balance sheet, assuming a lowball revenue figure of $1000 per tourist per visit, would show receipts of a BILLION dollars in foreign exchange. Is that so?
     
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    :woot: pakistan is really doing very well. congrats:pakistan:
     
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    Pakistan - international tourism

    The latest value for International tourism, receipts (current US$) in Pakistan was $998,000,000 as of 2010. Over the past 15 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between $998,000,000 in 2010 and $492,000,000 in 1999.

    Definition: International tourism receipts are expenditures by international inbound visitors, including payments to national carriers for international transport. These receipts include any other prepayment made for goods or services received in the destination country. They also may include receipts from same-day visitors, except when these are important enough to justify separate classification. For some countries they do not include receipts for passenger transport items. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

    Source: World Tourism Organization, Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, Compendium of Tourism Statistics and data files.
     
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    Then the revenue in huge amounts must have been stored , isnt it , if that amount of tourists are visiting ??
     
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    Nice to know Pakistan is doing well, by the way do people from India get visa to visit?