GB to resume tourism-related activities from tomorrow

GILGIT: The government of Gilgit-Baltistan has announced to resume tourism-related activities from tomorrow with the implementation of standard operating procedures (SOP)s.
In this regard, Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister’s spokesperson Mir Afzal Khan issued instructions to open the tourism sector in the region. The admission of visitors will be subject to the clearance of medical reports, the spokesperson said.
Yesterday, Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar had announced to reopen dine-in restaurants and beauty salons across Pakistan on August 10 as the efforts against the coronavirus pandemic seem to bear fruit.
The caretaker chief minister directed GB secretary tourism to establish a museum in Gilgit to preserve traditional heritage. He said he would talk to the prime minister to start flights from other provinces to GB to facilitate tourists.

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Moreover, Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar had announced to reopen the dine-in restaurants and beauty salons across the country from 10th August. He added that sports and games would be allowed to resume but without spectators, while pillion-riding was also permitted. Traveling in public transport while standing, however, will not be allowed, he maintained.
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