The Ministry of Tourism, Environment & Climate Change, Government of Sindh, marked World Tourism Day with an event held at the historic Mohatta Palace on Wednesday, 27th September. Organized by the Sindh Tourism Development Corporation (STDC), the celebration was a testament to the rich heritage of Sindh and a call to promote sustainable tourism.
The event witnessed the presence of distinguished guests, including the Chief Minister and Governor of Sindh. The occasion was also graced by the presence of Secretary of the Tourism Department, Government of Sindh, Deputy Consul General of the US Consulate, among other esteemed dignitaries.
Arshad Wali Muhammad, Minister for Tourism, Environment & Climate Change emphasized the importance of promoting global tourism while ensuring that destinations like Sindh are not merely visited but deeply experienced. He stated, “It is in understanding and embracing diverse cultures that we truly become citizens of the world.”
Commending the event, the Chief Minister of Sindh urged collaboration between the private and public sectors to make Sindh more tourism-friendly. He stated, “Let us harness the power of tourism not only to showcase the beauty of our land but also to ensure a greener future for all.”
Deputy Consul General, US, Jimmy Mauldin, expressed admiration for Pakistan’s rich history and said “The United States is specifically partnering with Pakistan to make green investment in the energy, transport, and agriculture sector, which will also boost the tourism sector.”
The festivities at Mohatta Palace featured a diverse range of cultural performances, including a captivating folk dance, an alghoza instrumental performance, and live music by renowned singers.