Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon has said that the provincial government would upgrade and develop roads and other infrastructures, in order to facilitate and attract the maximum number of visitors including foreigners for promotion of tourism in the area.

Talking to APP in London, Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon said “We are undergoing the process of upgrading the infrastructure and develop roads networks including upgrading of Gilgit and Skardu airports to facilitate and attract maximum number of tourists so that the rich tourism potential could be exploited and explored for the benefit of the people of the area and prosperity of Pakistan”,.

The Governor Gilgit Baltistan was currently visiting UK London to participate World Travel Mart 2019.Raja Maqpoon said that besides upgrading Gilgit and Skardu Airports , Karakorum Highway (KKH) was also being upgraded while Gilgit -Skardu road and Gilgit-Ghizar-Chitral roads are also being developed to improve traveling facilities to the people including tourists for promotion of tourism in the area.

He said that Gilgit-Baltistan is not only the beautiful area of Pakistan but also one of the most peaceful areas in the country and as a result the number of tourists now had increased to manifold.

The Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for taking keen interest in the socio-economic development of Gilgit Baltistan and its people.

He also appreciated Prime Minister Imran Khan for visiting Gilgit-Baltistan on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day of the area.

He added PTI government was taking special steps for the development and promotion of tourism for the benefit of the people.

Raja Maqpoon said tourists visiting GB were being given facilities to attract a large number of tourists especially from foreign countries including the UK.

To a question, he hoped that WTM-19 London would help promote tourism sector and boost foreign tourists flow in the GB.