MIRPUR (AJK) -- AJK government is determined to encourage investment by the private entrepreneur, individually or under private-public partnership joint ventures for the promotion of tourism, hydel power, and the industrial sector in the liberated territory, official sources said.

"Comprehensive tourism policy is being devised in AJK - which would be announced after the requisite legislation for the promotion of tourism sector in the region", the sources told reporter here Wednesday.

The AJK government has devised a comprehensive tourism policy - which, the sources added, would be announced after formal legislation in this direction.

Unveiling the salient features of the government's plan for the promotion of tourism and information technology in the State the sources said that the government was acting upon an integrated broad-based plan for the speedy socio-economic progress besides the uplift of tourism, industrial and business sectors in Azad Jammu Kashmir - where a conducive atmosphere was available coupled with the excellent law and order situation across the liberated territory.

The plan, the sources underlined, primarily involves the promotion of adventure tourism in Azad Jammu Kashmir under private public partnership.

The sources said that in order to materialize the idea of making AJK a most attractive hub of tourism in South Asia, an international tourism conference is proposed to be hosted in AJK soon under the auspices of AJK government.

Intending investors including various world fame tourism organizations from different parts of the country will be invited to attend the proposed moot on tourism to apprise them of the huge natural potential available for tourism, hydel power generation and industrial sectors - to attract them for investment in these sectors in...

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