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Pakistan Tourism (Report) By Government of Pakistan.


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Table No. 5.19
Events Organized in Connection with Celebration of Golden Jubilee of
the Conquest of K-2 and 51
st
Anniversary of Nanga Parbat in 2004.
The inaugural Session of Celebration was held on 10
th
July, 2004 at
Islamabad. The Prime Minister had graced the occasion. Over four
hundred guests including parliamentarians, politicians, senior civil &
army officials, foreign diplomats, 100 foreign guests.
A painting exhibition of the famous painter Ghulam Rasul depicting
various mountains was also inaugurated by the Honourable Prime
Minister..
Beside this a documentary by Mountain and Glacier Protection
Organization (MGPO) was also shown before the arrival of the
Honourable Prime Minister.
A conference was held on 10
th
July, 2004, which covered the topics "The
Mountains of Pakistan, Adventure Tourism, Environment Protection and
poverty alleviation".
A familiarization trip to Northern Areas by Road in the shape of convey
culminating at Skardu was made on 11
th
July, 2004. The convey
included the ambassadors from Myanmar, Bosnia, Iran, Lithuania,
Malaysia, Nepal and Thailand and Cultural Counselor from France,
China and Germany, foreign invitees, foreign & local media
representatives and local dignitaries besides Members of the Parliament.
Foreign media comprised of representatives of CNN, BBC, Reuters,
AFP, China News, Al-Jazirya, ARY, UNP, Geo, Middle East News
Agency.
The Northern Areas Administration organized following events at
Skardu:-
Polo Match.
Music
Programme
Exhibition.
Pakistan post has issued the commemorative stamp.
The Minister of Italian Government initiated some projects in Northern
Areas i.e. the training of the mountaineering and also laid the foundation
stone of a mountaineering museum at the PTDC Motel, Skardu.

Source: Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC).

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