Govt to tap tourism potential of Poonch: Tassaduq

He said that government is contemplating to identify some virgin areas and built required infrastructure in these places besides to enhance and upgrade existing tourist-related facilities in already established tourist places as leading tourist destination.

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Poonch, Publish Date: Feb 19 2018 1:09AM | Updated Date: Feb 19 2018 1:09AM
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Minister for Tourism, Tassaduq Mufti today said that government will explore every possibility to harness and tap the tourism potential of Peer-Panchal region with particular focus on promoting pilgrimage, heritage, leisure, and ecotourism in the border district of Poonch.

He said that government is contemplating to identify some virgin areas and built required infrastructure in these places besides to enhance and upgrade existing tourist-related facilities in already established tourist places as leading tourist destination.

The Minister said this during his extensive tour of some important places like Nangali Sahib Gurdawara and Sain Mira Bakash shrine at Guntrian. He said pilgrim tourism can be promoted manifold in these places by developing adequate infrastructure to accommodate huge flow of tourist in such places including the shrine of Buddha Amaranth.

Earlier, the Tassaduq Mufti visited Poonch fort, located at heart of the town, to see the further scope of its renovation and beautification. During his visit, he stressed for protection and upkeep of heritage sites.

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