UK changes travel advice, approves ‘road trips’ to northern Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Given the improved security condition across the country, a press release from the British High Commission in Islamabad announced UK’s change in its travel advice for Pakistan.

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The statement read the approval for citizens to travel by road to the north of Pakistan as well as the scenic Kalash and Bamboret valleys.

Prior to this, British Airways returned to Pakistan in June 2019, followed by the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in October 2019.

Crediting the hard work of the Pakistan government in delivering improved security over the past five years, British High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr Christian Turner commented on the matter and said, “Following my arrival in December 2019, I made this review of the travel advice a priority. I am delighted that British nationals will be able to see more of what Pakistan has to offer,” he concluded.

Prime Minister Imran Khan welcomed the move by lauding the advancement through twitter, saying “this is great news as it will address two most important econ issues facing Pak today: employment & our current account deficit, by bringing in tourism & investment which in turn will provide employment opportunities especially for our youth.”

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