PM wants Murree developed to attract more tourism


Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting at Government House Murree Friday. The meeting reviewed the progress of various developmental projects pertaining to Murree.

The PM was briefed on the ongoing projects designed and focused for beautification and restoration of Murree. The projects are mostly aimed at providing facilities to the tourists coming from all over the country. These include restoration of Government house and Mall Road, creation of adequate parking facilities, improvement of hospitals and restoration of cinema in Murree.

The prime minister directed for ensuring all the essential facilities at the earliest for facilitating and attracting the tourists to visit Murree. “Establishment of quality health facilities to cater for the needs of locals and visitors must be secured as early as possible”, emphasised Nawaz.

The beauty of Murree, especially the Mall (Road) has been spoiled due to negligence and mismanagement, which needs to be restored. The prime minister approved the proposals for beautification and restoration of Mall road, resolving the issue of traffic congestion and removing the paucity of parking lots in Murree. The meeting was informed that the cinema hall has been upgraded and restored, which is set to be open for the public in near future.

On this occasion, Nawaz Sharif directed for preparation of a comprehensive national policy on art, literature and artists. Revival of the film industry is a must and the government is willing to support films which are constructive in nature. The government will patronise art and artists by giving stipends to the deserving and through sponsoring films which are educative in nature, especially for our youth, said Nawaz.

Nawaz directed for early completion of feasibility work on Bastal Mor to Pindi Point Cable Car Project, covering a distance of 4 km, to be constructed as per international standards, a single cable car taking 10 people will reach Pindi Point Murree in 15 minutes; a distance which is covered in 45 minutes on road. The pollution free picturesque travel will be really attractive for local and foreign visitors, he added.

He also directed for clean drinking water project to mitigate the issue of water scarcity in Murree.

The meeting was attended by Minister of Information Mr. Pervaiz Rashid, Minister for Petroleum Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbassi, Minister for Kashmir Affairs Mr. Barjees Tahir, Mr. Hamza Shahbaz Sharif MNA, SAPM Dr Asif Kirmani and other senior officials of the government.