Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari has said that the government plans to launch dozens of five-star international standard hotels and motels in the coming two to three years.

Bukhari, who also serves as the Chairman of the National Tourism Coordination Board (NTCB), has announced that Pakistan will get 25 to 30 international standard hotels because tourism is a priority of the present government.

He further said that an e-portal for tourism updates like hotels ratings, weather, traffic, and other information regarding tourist destinations will also be developed by the government.


Furthermore, a National Tourism Strategy from 2020 to 2030 has been devised, and a five-year action plan (2020-25) has also been introduced.

Bukhari further said that the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) now works as a coordination body for the government.

He asserted that to boost the tourism industry, the country needs better hotels, transportation, amenities, improvement of infrastructure and security situation.