High Commissioner Nafees Zakaria welcomes UK’s revival of travel advisory for Pakistan
On January 24, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), Muhammad Nafees Zakaria, welcomed the decision of the UK government’s revival of travel advisory for Pakistan and said that this good news would help bring people of the two countries closer to each other, as well as boost tourism and British investments for the development of Pakistan.
“We welcome and appreciate this the decision of the UK government which would help further strengthening the bilateral cordial relations between the two friendly countries in diverse fields, besides increasing tourism and investments in Pakistan for the prosperity of the country and its people”, Nafees Zakaria told UK-based Pakistani media in a briefing at the Pakistan High Commission in London.
“UK is an important country in the world and its this decision would definitely put a positive impact on other countries especially in Europe and their peoples would also visit Pakistan and explore adventure and beauty of our country to promote tourism and also help bring investments in the country”, he remarked.
On January 24, the UK changed its travel advice for Pakistan to reflect the improved security situation in the country.
This announcement was the result of a comprehensive review of UK travel advice for Pakistan, based on a wide-ranging assessment of the country’s security situation.
This is the first major update in the travel advice since 2015.
Nafees Zakaria recalled that due to the improved security situation, the UK also allowed British Airways to resume its flights and services to Pakistan in June last year, while the visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in October last year also reflected the improved security situation in the country.
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