The Prime Minister Imran Khan after came in government showed his ideology regarding Naya Pakistan among them the foremost important were tourism. It is true that with the help of tourism industry a country can make economy strong as all around the world tourism is considered as a key factor that can generate revenue. Similarly the Prime Minister introduced new policies, took effective initiative and explore new point for tourism such as nowadays Al-Biruni Radius (a tourism project for revival of the country’s heritage at Jhelum’s Nandana Fort) is being popularized not only in official website of tourism but also in the T.V. channels and newspapers of the country.
Conversely, government need to focus another side of the mirror rather than to explore new places it would immense better to take care or renovate our existing assets either it would be historical or cultural heritage, hill station, northern areas or our natural biodiversity such as beaches and islands. Pakistan currently showing a corrupt picture of our society. This behavior shows our careless and negligence attitude toward our environmental protection, safety measurement and global pollution.
Politicians were reported annually that they were planted more than 100 plants to save the environment but the actual and real step are not taken seriously. Unfortunately since 1947-2022 all governments resulted in failure to provide beautiful and clean beaches and islands with strict rules and regulation which can be abolished. The advantages of perfect beaches and islands are that it provide healthy environment for individual that release person stress or tension and make them feels better on the other side it become a circle of tourism.
All around the world countries earn money to build beaches or islands for tourist and for the citizen. Beaches or islands are countless in the world, but the top 25 are famous for tourism such as Horeshoe Bay, Bermuda, has shallow water perfect for kids with pink sand, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka, perfect vacation destination, Siasconset Beach, Nantucket Massachusetts, the Bath Virgin Gorda island is third largest island in Britain while Sunset Beach, Oahu found near Turtle Bay Resort one of the best in Hawaii, Matira Beach, Bora Bora French Polynesia, famous for dance move the ‘Upa Upa’ means, music, Honokalani Beach, Waianapanapa State Park Maui, famous for tiny lava pebbles, Palm Beach Aruba, Seven Miles Beach, Grand Cayman Island, locally played volleyball games, Banana Beaches Island, Thailand recognized for Banana boats ride and resort built out with Bamboo, Trunk Bay, St, John, USVI in Caribbean, Fundu Lagoon Island Zanzibar, Hilton Head Island South Carolina, best island of US Sea Grass Bay, Laucala Island Fiji, Covered Tropical Jungles, Blue beach Puerti Rico, Segar Beach, Indonesia, El Nido Palawan, Philippines, Kiawah Island, South Carolina, Macro Island, Florida, Maundays Bay, Anguilla, Parrot Bay, Turks and Caicos, Reethi Rah, Maldives, North Island Seychelles, White Beach Philippines, Gouverneur, St. Barts.
Pakistan have Manora Island in Karachi and several other beaches found in Karachi and Balochistan province. Currently Sindh government renovated Manora Island but it does not enough and don’t meet criteria of tourists fully. A perfect beaches need security for tourist, better hygiene, variety of food, cuisine, cafes, perfect resort, hotels that has air conditioners, music, games, with proper room and calm environment. Government should change and renovate beaches and islands rather to explore other places. The real voyage of discovery consist not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
[box type=”note” align=”” class=”” width=””]A writer, Faiza Saleem is a M.Phil research student, University of Karachi[/box]