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Natural beauty and greenery of Islamabad has great attraction for tourists

Islamabad: December 27, 2017:  Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Sheikh Anser Aziz has said that natural beauty and green character of Islamabad has great attraction for tourists. Tourists from all over the country daily visit the capital city and newly established tourist center would auxiliarate the tourist in provision of guidance.

He said this while inaugurating tourist centre established by Environment Wing at Said pur village. On this occasion, Executive Director General Environment Sanaullah Aman and senior officers of the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) and CDA were also present.

Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz said that people of different countries are residing in the Federal Capital and they like to see different sights and recreational places of the city. For promotion of tourism, he added, MCI is committed to provide state-of-the-art facilities to the all visitors.  He further added that historical Saidpur Village located at the foothills of lush green Margalla attracts the large number of tourists. He said that basic aim behind establishment of this center is to provide information about this historical place and to create awareness regarding its historic significance among the visitors. He said that ancient temple located in the village has its own attractions while Archives Gallery established by the MCI is being visited by number of tourists on daily basis. He said that pictures depicting different phases of development of Capital city have been displayed at the gallery.

Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA also visited the Achieves Gallery and directed the concerned officers to further upgrade this facility and display more pictures of other historical places of the city.

Earlier, MCI Executive Director General Environment, Sanaullah Aman briefed the Mayor about the steps taken by the Environment to promote tourism in Islamabad. He informed that Tourist Center has been established at Saidpur Village to facilitate the tourists and comprehensive detail about the historical places has been provided while maps of different locations have also been placed at the Tourist center. He informed that that well trained staff has been deputed to guide the tourists.

Mayor Islamabad visited the tourist centre and directed that not only details of historical places of Islamabad be provided to the tourists but step by step pictorial journey of development be placed at this centre. He said that Islamabad is of great importance as it is situated adjacent to  Taxila city which has remains of thousands year old civilization while historical caves located in Shah Allah Ditta village has their own importance. Mayor further added that that an ancient passage used by famous ruler Sher Shah Suri is also located in the hills of Margalla which is also an important tourist site.