Enough potential in terms of Mountaineering, Eco tourism: President Alvi

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GILGIT, JUN 29: President Arif Alvi receives bouquet from children upon his arrival at Gilgit Airport, on Saturday.=DNA PHOTO

ISLAMABAD, JUN 29 (DNA) – Three days International Conference on Mountaineering,  Eco Tourism and Hospitality concluded successfully in Karakorum International University, Hunza Campus today.President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi was the chief guest of the conference. Governor Gilgit Baltistan, Chief Secretary Gilgit Baltistan, members of GB legislative assembly, foreign delegates, senior officers of Government of Gilgit Baltistan alongwith people from various walks of life participated in the closing ceremony of the conference.

The president addressed the conference and said that, there is enough potential in terms of Mountaineering and Eco-Tourism and if skills are imparted to youth of Gilgit-Baltistan for the hospitality and tourism management maximum benefits can be reaped out of it. His highness Prince Agha Karim Khan has played an important role for the promotion of Tourism by opening the Altit and Baltit forts tor the public.

He further added that Its a unique opportunity for the youth of Gilgit-Baltistan that KIU has arranged a three days Conference for them to learn from the research papers of various researchers. They have worked hard to understand the ground realities of the country and their efforts are laudable.

While addressing the participants, the president said that people of Gilgit-Baltistan are very peaceful and they have played a pivotal role for the promotion of Tourism in country.

He further said that KIU has always played an important role in the promotion of Tourism and in imparting the required skills to the youth of Gilgit-Baltistan.

He said that Government also stresses upon the promotion of tourism keeping in view the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding the tourism potential in the country.

After the Ceremony, President Visited the house of late Lt. Colonel Rashid Karim Baig to offer condolence to bereaved family.