Washington DC, 6 May 2023 (TDI): Last week, the embassy of Pakistan in Washington DC arranged Passport DC-Around the World Embassy Tour.
At the event, the embassy showcased Pakistan’s history, art, food, gastronomy, and other aspects of Pakistani culture.
Pakistani Ambassador in Washington Masood Khan introduced the vibrant culture of Pakistan to an International audience.
Various stalls of fascinating Pakistani culture attracted not only the Pakistani diaspora but also the international audience. The international audience took a keen interest in Pakistani culture. The embassy of Pakistan in the US wrote on Twitter, “The lines are getting bigger and bigger.” The long queue at Pakistani stalls showed the enthusiasm of the international audience to taste Pakistani food and experience the culture of Pakistan.
The event will not only promote a soft image but also increase tourism in Pakistan. The foreign office of Pakistan has recently initiated public diplomacy in Pakistan and worldwide. The initiative aims at attracting international tourists to Pakistan.
As a result of these efforts, Pakistan has significantly improved on International Travel and Tourism Department Index. Pakistan has moved six places from 89th to 83rd, as per the 2022 report by the World Economic Forum.
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Rise of Tourism in Pakistan
Pakistan offers various types of tourism. These types include ecotourism, cultural tourism, religious tourism, and wildlife tourism.
Every province of Pakistan has unique tourist destinations to attract domestic and international tourists. The Land of Punjab offers many historic buildings and religious sites such as Badshahi Mosque, Shalimar Gardens, Buddhist Stupas, and Sikh gurdwara at Kartarpur.
On the other hand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa KPK is primarily known for its natural beauty. The province has beautiful valleys of Malam Jabba, Kalam, and Kumrat in Swat and Supat, Moro, and Buleja in Kohistan.
Moreover, the second-tallest mountain in the world, K2, is located in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Additionally, one of the longest mountain ranges, the Himalayas, is also situated in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The Northern Areas present its visitors with mesmerizing snow-capped Mountains along with rare Himalayan Markhor (Screw-horned Goat).
In 2021, Pakistan was declared one of the safest places for walking alone, safer than Australia and New Zealand, according to Gallup Law and Order Index. Moreover, the people’s hospitality, along with the picturesque landscape and culture, makes it a perfect destination to spend holidays with loved ones. Furthermore, the connectivity infrastructure has also been improved to facilitate tourists. Thus, Pakistan offers what a tourist desires.