If elected, PTI will promote tourism to strengthen country’s economy: Imran


NATHIA GALI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that if voted to power, promotion of tourism to strengthen the economy of the country will be among the top priorities of his party.

Addressing a gathering of party activists in connection with the election campaign in the mountain resort town of Nathia Gali on Wednesday, Khan said that in terms of scenic beauty, Pakistan’s tourist resorts are far better than Switzerland, the only need is to promote and highlight them.

He was of the view that tourism sector in the area needed to be promoted and those talking of setting up industries in Nathia Gali area telling lies as industries are set up in big cities, not hilly towns.

The PTI chairman said that tourism would be promoted using educational sector.

Imran Khan said that after coming into power, his party will develop four new tourist resorts every year.

“Do not be fooled by false promises of other parties because they will never develop northern areas. PTI is the only party that has delivered according to its promises in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP),” he said.

He said, “Shehbaz Sharif will have to go to Adiala Jail as well — similar to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz.”

Imran alleged that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader has registered “32 fake cases against him”.

“Not getting positive news regarding the upcoming elections,” said the PTI supremo, adding that people should get out of their homes to vote on July 25.

He further said that the condition of Galyat has immensely changed over time.

Accusing caretaker KP chief minister of being biased against his party, Imran hoped that the caretaker prime minister would maintain his neutrality till the elections.

“Unfortunately I will have to say that caretaker Chief Minister Dost Muhammad is siding with Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Akram Durrani. But I hope that he will mend his ways,” he stated.