Balochistan to Unveil Tourism Policy, CM Bugti Vows to Uplift Ziarat

ZIARAT: Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Sarfraz Bugti on Friday said that comprehensive policy would be formulated for the promotion of tourism in the province especially in Ziarat to provide employment opportunities to the locals.

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Chief Minister Mir Sarfraz Bugti, said this while chairing a meeting of the governing body of Ziarat Development Authority. He said that all resources would be utilized for the promotion of tourism and the Ziarat valley needs to be introduced to the world as the best tourist destination, he added.

The Ziarat valley, a beautiful tourist destination would be developed on modern lines to attract local and foreign tourists for which planning would be made on the model of Murree and Galiyat.

He said that in the development of Ziarat valley, the consultations of the elected representatives of the district council would be given special importance and in this connection, municipal committee would be provided representation in the development authority to achieve the objectives.

The CM directed the Project Director of Ziarat Development Authority to visit and review the experience of Galiyat Development Authority for tourism planning.

He instructed concerned quarters to prepare a draft with recommendations and submit it to the governing body for approval. He said that the policy would be implemented to highlight the beauty of Ziarat, besides promoting tourism and creating employment opportunities for the local people. He said that development of tourism sector could play an important role to boost the economy of the province.

Ziarat development project would resolve all the basic issues of the area, he added. He expressed these views during the review meeting of Ziarat Valley Development Project where provincial minister, chief secretary Balochistan Shakeel Qadir and other high officials were also present.

CM Mir Sarfaraz Bugti also visited Quaid-e-Azam Public Library Ziarat and appreciated the renovation and restoration of the century old library. He also announced the award of excellence for the services of former Deputy Commissioner Ziarat Hamood-ur-Rehman.

He said that resources required for solarization and water supply projects for the library would be provided soon and added that the work for the beautification of lawn of the library should be started without delay.

CM Bugti vows to facilitate people of Ziarat

CM Bugti added that all necessary measures would be taken to resolve the problems being faced by people and ensure to provide available facilities to the residents of Ziarat.

He said that Ziarat would be developed as a unique tourist destination of this country and promises would not be made that cannot be implemented.

Addressing to the tribal elders and local leaders at Ziarat, he said that all stakeholders would be taken on board for development projects.

Provincial Minister for Food Noor Mohammad Dummar, Agha Shakeel Durrani, Chief Secretary Balochistan Shakeel Qadir Khan, Additional Chief Secretary Development and Planning Abdul Saboor Kakar, other high officials and tribal elders were also present on the occasion.

Chief Minister Mir Sarfraz Bugti said that he will take all the elders and political parties together for the solution of public issues and the development of tourism in the area.

The rules will be amended after including Chief Secretary and Chairman Municipal Committee Ziarat, in the governing body of Ziarat Development Authority.

Sarfraz Bugti said that public “jirga” would be held in near future, in which all stakeholders would be invited to address the public concerns in consultation with tribal elders.

He said that development of Ziarat is part of the national development priorities.  The CM said that Ziarat is an important city where the Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had spent his precious days.

The elders and local people informed the CM about their problems, for which, the orders were issued by chief minister to relevant authorities for immediate action.

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