Islamabad: According to a recent news report, Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan launched the Al-Beruni Radius, a tourism project for the revival of Pakistan’s heritage. Addressing a ceremony in this connection, the PM said that preservation of heritage and tourism sites is necessary to appraise the future generation about the rich cultural and historical assets of Pakistan.
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Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Ahmad Chaudhry, Special Assistant to PM Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari, Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar and senior officers were also present on the occasion.
He said the government was doing all possible to promote tourism and generate employment opportunities for youth in Pakistan, which was bestowed with abundant natural resources including sea, high mountains, salt ranges and historical sites.
“Unfortunately, we did not develop and preserve our archaeological sites,” he pointed out, adding the recent discovery of a 40-feet long statue of sleeping Buddha from Haripur shows the rich cultural heritage of Pakistan.
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He declared that Baghan Wala will be converted into a modern village, with the inclusion of other amenities such as hotels and restaurants, as well as the building of link roads, including one linking the GT Road to the Motorway, to encourage tourism and the growth of the surrounding region.
He encouraged the public to protect these places for future generations while still drawing visitors from all over the world, noting that tourism is a major source of jobs and revenue.
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