Pakistan welcomes positive change in UK travel advisory


Pakistan, welcomes, positive, change, UK travel advisory
24 Jan, 2020 10:17 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan has welcomed a positive change in the travel advisory of the United Kingdom.

In a tweet, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that this is great news as it will address two most important econ issues facing Pakistan today – employment and our current account deficit – by bringing in tourism and investment which in turn will provide employment opportunities especially for the youth.

 

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi tweeted: “Pakistan – Land of peace and progress with incredible natural beauty, warmth and hospitality. This change in travel advice is encouraging, the first major update to the UK’s travel advisory to Pakistan since 2015. This will further strengthen Pak-UK relations. Welcome to Pakistan.”

In a statement, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the credit of a change in the UK travel advisory goes to the armed forces and the nation. “It is a big development. I am pleased to know about it. I also talked to the UK Secretary of State in this regard. We are discussing tourism with Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Malaysia,” he said.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the prime minister had requested Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman to help and invest in Pakistan in the promotion of tourism.

He expressed the hope that Pakistan will be removed from the grey list.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui, in a tweet, said that the government and the people of Pakistan welcomed the comprehensive review of the travel advisory for British citizens travelling to Pakistan. “It is a positive step forward, forging even stronger and closer people-to-people links between Pakistan and the United Kingdom.

 


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