Mahmood Khan—the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has given approval to a budget of Rs.700 million for the formation of the tourism police in the province.
The approval was given yesterday during a meeting that was held with CM Khan in the chair of the tourism promotion matter in the province.
The meeting also took the decision of establishing the KP Tourism Authority for promoting tourism in the country.
Many decisions were taken about this, including the decision to outsource the developed assets of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation, the development of the hotels around the tourism spots, and the release of funds for the Kaghan Development Authority.
CM also approved Rs.500 million for the home cities project all set to be built at the three scenic tourist locations on an exceptional basis.
He also approved funds for the tourism police, which would have 500 personnel working for the protection of the tourists throughout the province.
Another Rs.500 million was set aside for the marketing of the scenic tourist spots for attracting tourists.
On the other hand, the KP Govt, has taken the decision of building 2 IT parks within the province. The initiative is based on highlighting the ICT-based entrepreneurship for creating more employment opportunities and to give a boost to the economy.
The said parks would be built in Peshawar and Abbottabad and the federal government would be helping for this initiative.
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