Pakistani media reports say a three-day International Conference on Mountaineering, Eco Tourism and Hospitality concluded successfully in Karakorum International University, Hunza Campus on June 29.

President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi, was the chief guest of the conference. 

The president addressed the conference and said that, there is enough potential in terms of Mountaineering and Eco-Tourism and if skills are imparted to youth of Gilgit-Baltistan for the hospitality and tourism management maximum benefits can be reaped out of it.

While, addressing the conference, the president noted the important role His Highness the Aga Khan has played in the promotion of tourism in the area.  “His highness Prince Agha Karim Khan has played an important role for the promotion of Tourism by opening the Altit and Baltit forts tor the public,” Dr. Arif Alvi said, according to Diplomatic News Agency (DNA).

He further added that It is a unique opportunity for the youth of Gilgit-Baltistan that KIU has arranged the Conference for them to learn from the research papers of various researchers.  

The president said that people of Gilgit-Baltistan are very peaceful and they have played a pivotal role for the promotion of Tourism in country.

He further added that that KIU has always played an important role in the promotion of Tourism and in imparting the required skills to the youth of Gilgit-Baltistan, The Nation said.

He said that Government also stresses upon the promotion of tourism keeping in view the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding the tourism potential in the country.