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No restrictions on foreign tourists: KPCTA

By Bureau report
April 18, 2024
This image shows the logo of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority (KPCTA). — APP/File
This image shows the logo of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority (KPCTA). — APP/File

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority (KPCTA) Director General Barkatullah Marwat has said that there is no restriction on the arrival of international tourists and their subsequent visits to scenic places anywhere in the province.

“The international tourists can come and visit the beautiful places of their choice anywhere in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on a tourist visa while foreigners coming to KP on other visas must have to obtain Non- Objection Certificates (NOCs) before visiting tourist attractions in the province,” said a communique quoting him as saying.

The DG made it clear that the KP government, Tourism Department and KPCTA warmly welcomed international tourists to visit marvelous scenic sites of their choice in

nook and corner of the province.

He said there were no restrictions on traveling and visits of international tourists to KP. But he advised the foreign tourists to follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and obtain NOCs before visiting scenic places.

It may be mentioned that some international tourists were stopped at the checkpoint at the toll plaza on Swat Expressway in Malakand to verify their traveling documents the previous day.

After verification, the tourists were then escorted by the police squad to their destination.However, the DG said that certain elements launched malicious propaganda on social media about the legal procedure and lawful code.