The current government of Pakistan under the supervision of Prime Minister Imran Khan has always been vocal and determined about working to enhance and promote the tourism industry of Pakistan.
According to Prime Minister Imran Khan, tourism will bring in more money which can then be used for the betterment of the country and it is a proven fact because country’s like UAE generate hefty revenue from their tourism industry and reinvest it to improve the country and provide more facilities to the people.
Pakistan should also be on a similar path because there are hundreds of places where tourism can be promoted and with the blessing of almighty Allah Pakistan is home to some of the most beautiful places in the world.
Pakistan is among the countries that have all four seasons and people can visit the country any time and be delighted with the extravagant tourist spots. The Pakistani government should take advantage of this and work day and night to establish the tourism industry once again.
One of the biggest hurdles the tourism industry faces is the lack of connectivity and internet facilities. Today’s era lives and thrives online and not having proper internet connectivity can negatively affect tourism.
As an initiative, the government of Pakistan has made and forwarded a proposal to the board of Universal Service Fund (USF) as one of the prerequisites. All this effort is being made to promote tourism in Pakistan and to ensure increased revenue from the industry.
The minister of IT and Telecom Syed Aminul Haque requested and advised the USF to launch these projects at key tourist spots because the internet in this era is like an essential utility and it is required to promote tourism both domestic and international.
On Friday, 19th March Universal Service Fund approved the proposal of a special internet connectivity project.
With this approval of this project, Pakistan will be able to launch programs that will allow the government to provide basic telephonic services and high-speed internet services at the most popular and visited tourist spots in Kumrat Valley, Saiful Malook Lake, Babusar top, and some other beautiful locations.
This project will not only provide internet connectivity to the tourists but it will also make things more accessible because in case of an emergency the authorities could be avoided in an instance and the delay will not ruin the emergency anymore.
The team of USF is working hard to provide internet and landline connections to these Pakistan tourist attractions in hopes of promoting tourism in the country to have a proper system set up for the tourists.
The issue with providing proper internet connectivity to these areas was that during the peak tourist seasons it will be used to the fullest but when the tourism is decreased there are not many locals in the area to sustain the expenses.
The USF has previously approved about nine projects that are worth around 8.15 billion for internet connectivity services in unserved areas of Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, and Punjab.