آٹھواں میری ٹائم سلک روڈ (فوژو) بین الاقوامی سیاحتی میلہ صوبہ فوجیان کے شہر فوژو میں شروع

فوژو، چین، 18 نومبر 2023ء/سنہوا-ایشیانیٹ/– آٹھویں میری ٹائم سلک روڈ (فوژو) بین الاقوامی سیاحتی میلہ 17 نومبر کو چین کے صوبہ فوجیان کے شہر فوژو میں شروع ہوگیا۔ فوژو میں فیسٹیول عوامی جمہوریہ چین کی ثقافت اور سیاحت کی وزارت اور فوجیان صوبے کی عوامی حکومت کی طرف سے اسپانسر کیا جاتا ہے۔ اس کی […]

فوژو، چین، 18 نومبر 2023ء/سنہوا-ایشیانیٹ/– آٹھویں میری ٹائم سلک روڈ (فوژو) بین الاقوامی سیاحتی میلہ 17 نومبر کو چین کے صوبہ فوجیان کے شہر فوژو میں شروع ہوگیا۔ فوژو میں فیسٹیول عوامی جمہوریہ چین کی ثقافت اور سیاحت کی وزارت اور فوجیان صوبے کی عوامی حکومت کی طرف سے اسپانسر کیا جاتا ہے۔ اس کی میزبانی صوبہ فوجیان کے محکمہ ثقافت اور سیاحت اور فوژو میونسپل پیپلز گورنمنٹ نے کی ہے۔

لانچنگ کی تقریب

اس فیسٹیول میں بیلٹ اینڈ روڈ انیشی ایٹو میں فوژو کی فعال شرکت کا مظاہرہ کیا گیا ہے جس میں تقریبا 500 مہمانوں کو شہر میں متعلقہ سرگرمیوں میں حصہ لینے کی دعوت دی گئی ہے۔ فوژو میونسپل بیورو آف کلچر اینڈ ٹورازم کے مطابق ان مہمانوں میں بین الاقوامی تنظیموں، ورلڈ ٹورازم الائنس، انٹرنیشنل ماؤنٹین ٹورازم الائنس اور مشترکہ تعمیر کرنے والے ممالک کے دوست شہروں کے نمائندے شامل ہیں، جو سب میری ٹائم سلک روڈ (فوژو) کے اثرات کو بڑھانے کے لیے مل کر کام کر رہے ہیں۔

اس سال کے فیسٹیول میں بین الاقوامی خصوصیات، میری ٹائم سلک روڈ کے منفرد پہلوؤں اور ثقافت اور سیاحت کے امتزاج پر زور دیا جارہا ہے۔ اہم تقریبات میں فیسٹیول کی افتتاحی تقریب اور ثقافتی سیاحت کے مکالمے، فوجیان ٹورازم ایکسپو 2023، اور عظیم ثقافتی اور سیاحتی تجربے کی تقریب “میری ٹائم سلک روڈ-تھیمڈ ونڈرز نائٹ” شامل ہیں، جس میں ایک بین الاقوامی برانڈ کے طور پر فوژو کی ثقافت کی متنوع اقسام کو ظاہر کیا گیا ہے۔ یہ فیسٹیول فوژو کی ثقافت کے مخصوص پہلوؤں پر روشنی ڈالتا ہے ، جس میں یانتائی پہاڑ کی تاریخی اور ثقافتی اہمیت ، گرم چشمے ، فوجی کھانوں ، قدیم گھروں اور ناقابل فہم ثقافتی ورثہ شامل ہیں ، جو سب فوژو کی دلکشی کو ظاہر کرنے میں کردار ادا کرتے ہیں۔

میری ٹائم سلک روڈ (فوژو) انٹرنیشنل ٹورازم فیسٹیول صوبہ فوجیان اور فوژو سٹی کے لیے ایک اہم سنگ میل کی حیثیت رکھتا ہے جو ایک مرکزی علاقے کی جامع ترقی اور تعمیر کی کوششوں میں ہے جو “اکیسویں صدی کی میری ٹائم سلک روڈ” میں کلیدی کردار ادا کرے گا۔ یہ فیسٹیول 2015 میں شروع ہونے کے بعد سے لگاتار سات سالوں سے منعقد کیا جا رہا ہے ، جس میں شریک ممالک کے مابین علاقائی تعاون ، فروغ اور تعاون کے لئے ایک نیا پلیٹ فارم پیش کیا گیا ہے تاکہ وہ ایک دوسرے سے سیکھ سکیں اور فائدہ اٹھا سکیں۔ یہ ایک بین الاقوامی طور پر بااثر سیاحتی کانفرنس میں تبدیل ہو گیا ہے.

ماخذ: فوژو میونسپل بیورو آف کلچر اینڈ ٹورازم

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The 8th Maritime Silk Road (Fuzhou) International Tourism Festival Kicks Off in Fuzhou, Fujian Province

FUZHOU, China, Nov. 18, 2023 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– The 8th Maritime Silk Road (Fuzhou) International Tourism Festival kicked off in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China on 17th November. The festival in Fuzhou is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China and the People’s Government of Fujian Province. It is hosted by […]

FUZHOU, China, Nov. 18, 2023 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– The 8th Maritime Silk Road (Fuzhou) International Tourism Festival kicked off in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China on 17th November. The festival in Fuzhou is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China and the People’s Government of Fujian Province. It is hosted by the Department of Culture and Tourism of Fujian Province and Fuzhou Municipal People’s Government.

The launch ceremony

The festival showcases Fuzhou’s active participation in the Belt and Road Initiative by inviting nearly 500 guests to take part in related activities in the city. These guests include representatives from international organisations, the World Tourism Alliance, the International Mountain Tourism Alliance, and representatives of friendly cities of co-building countries, all working together to enhance the impact of the Maritime Silk Road (Fuzhou), according to Fuzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism.

This year’s festival is emphasising international characteristics, unique aspects of the Maritime Silk Road, and the fusion of culture and tourism. The main events include the festival’s launch ceremony and cultural tourism dialogue, the Fujian Tourism Expo 2023, and the grand cultural and tourism experience event “Maritime Silk Road-Themed Wonders Night”, showcasing a diverse array of Fuzhou’s culture as an international brand. The festival highlights distinctive aspects of Fuzhou’s culture, including the historical and cultural significance of Yantai Mountain, hot springs, Fujian cuisine, ancient houses, and intangible cultural heritage, all contributing to showcasing the charm of Fuzhou.

The Maritime Silk Road (Fuzhou) International Tourism Festival marks a significant milestone for Fujian Province and Fuzhou City in their efforts to comprehensively develop and construct a central area that will play a key role in the “21st Century Maritime Silk Road”. The festival has been held for seven consecutive years since it began in 2015, offering a new platform for regional cooperation, promotion, and collaboration among participating countries to learn from and benefit each other. It has evolved into an internationally influential tourism conference.

Source: Fuzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism

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PIA Announces 20 Percent Discount For Students

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced an exclusive offer for students on the occasion of International Students Day. The national flag carrier announced that students can avail a 20 percent discount with an 80 kg luggage allowance on its…

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced an exclusive offer for students on the occasion of International Students Day. The national flag carrier announced that students can avail a 20 percent discount with an 80 kg luggage allowance on its flights to China.

It is pertinent to mention that the PIA operates a weekly flight every Sunday on the Islamabad-Beijing-Islamabad route.

In addition to the 20 percent discount on tickets, students may be granted increased baggage allowance when traveling between Pakistan and China. In August this year, the national flag carrier resumed its weekly flight to China.

After incurring massive financial losses due to the unavailability of fuel, PIA has been introducing different offers to attract passengers. Earlier, the airlines had announced a 15% discount on tickets for passengers flying from Toronto to Pakistan.

Additionally, ticket prices for Umrah had also been slashed by up to Rs. 6,000 just two weeks ago.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Pakistan’s Mobile Imports Surge By 108% to $468 Million During July-October 2023

The country imported mobile phones worth $469.992 million during the first four months (July-October) of the current fiscal year 2023-24, registering a growth of 107.91 percent when compared to $226.051 million during the same period of last year.Paki…

The country imported mobile phones worth $469.992 million during the first four months (July-October) of the current fiscal year 2023-24, registering a growth of 107.91 percent when compared to $226.051 million during the same period of last year.

Pakistan’s mobile phone imports increased by 33.20 percent on a month-on-month (MoM) basis in October 2023 and stood at $165.941 million compared to imports of $124.576 million in September 2023, according to data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

Mobile phone imports registered 152.27 percent growth on a year-on-year (YoY) basis in October 2023 when compared to $65.780 million in October 2022.

The overall telecom imports stood at $606.865 million during July-October 2023 and registered 75.60 percent growth compared to $345.595 million during the same period of last fiscal year.

On a YoY basis, the overall telecom imports registered a growth of 114.65 percent and stood at $207.789 million in October 2023 compared to $96.805 million in October 2022. On a MoM basis, the overall telecom imports registered 30.94 percent growth in October 2023 compared to $158.688 million during September 2023.

Local manufacturers have manufactured/assembled 13.02 million mobile handsets during the first nine months (January-September) of 2023 compared to 1.09 million imported commercially.

They manufactured/assembled 2.15 million mobile handsets during September 2023 compared to 0.25 million imported commercially.

These manufacturing plants manufactured/assembled 21.94 million mobile handsets during the calendar year 2022 compared to 24.66 million in 2021, i.e. registered a decline, attributable to issues in imports on account of restricting the opening of letters of credit (LCs).

Around 21.94 million mobile handsets were assembled during the calendar year 2022 – compared to 1.53 million commercially imported phones handsets, said the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).

The locally manufactured/assembled 13.02 million mobile phone handsets included 9.01 million 2G and 4.02 million smartphones. Besides, as per PTA, 57 percent of mobile devices are smartphones, and 43 percent are 2G mobile phones.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Government to Crack Down on PIA Protests Ahead of Privatization

The caretaker federal government has devised a strategy with the formal approval of the federal cabinet to preempt anticipated protests over the proposed privatization of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).The cornerstone of this approach is the en…

The caretaker federal government has devised a strategy with the formal approval of the federal cabinet to preempt anticipated protests over the proposed privatization of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).

The cornerstone of this approach is the enforcement of a mandatory service law on PIA workers, effectively curbing their right to protest, reported The News.

Under the approved plan, the Pakistan Essential Service (Maintenance) Act 1952 has been set in motion through a circular, imposing stringent restrictions on PIA workers, preventing them from engaging in protests or strikes.

Sources reveal that the federal cabinet has greenlit this measure to stifle any potential resistance to the privatization of the national flag carrier.

Additionally, the caretaker government has taken steps to ban union activities within PIA, further fortifying its strategy to avert any opposition from the workforce. Authorities have emphasized that strict punitive actions will be meted out to those who violate the newly imposed regulations.

The move comes against the backdrop of PIA’s sustained financial struggles, grappling with losses over several years. Recently, the airline faced a critical fuel supply interruption when Pakistan State Oil declined to provide fuel, necessitating government intervention to release funds and restore normal flight operations.

The caretaker government’s decision to enforce these measures underscores the challenges and contentious nature of the privatization process for the national carrier.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Murree and Kotli Sattian Declared Forest Reserves

Rawalpindi’s district administration has declared Murree and Kotli Sattian as forest reserves, along with making the national park a tourist attraction point.This was revealed by the Commissioner of Rawalpindi division Liaquat Ali Chatha during a meet…

Rawalpindi’s district administration has declared Murree and Kotli Sattian as forest reserves, along with making the national park a tourist attraction point.

This was revealed by the Commissioner of Rawalpindi division Liaquat Ali Chatha during a meeting regarding the implementation of the Lahore High Court Rawalpindi Bench’s orders regarding the Murree Contingency Plan.

The meeting was attended by the Senior Member Board of Revenue, Nabil Javed. Speaking on the occasion, Javed emphasized that all the departments should comply with the LHC’s orders to prevent any unexpected incident.

Furthermore, he also directed to finalize the master plan for Murree by eliminating all obstacles. Additionally, the senior board member also ordered full preparations on the local level without any delay.

Nabil Javed instructed the Civil Defense, police, forest, and other departments to provide additional workforce to the Murree administration immediately.

He issued directives for the timely completion of four under-construction bypasses of Murree towards Galiat including Dadhyal, Bustan Mor, and Bansra Gali to Kali Mitti.

The Rawalpindi commissioner informed the meeting about the arrangements made to tackle the snowfall forecasted in the next few days.

He said that all the departments are on alert and an encroachment drive was carried out recently, demolishing all illegal buildings. Moreover, the commissioner’s office has imposed a two-month ban on construction.

The meeting was also informed that the district administration will construct a parking plaza on 10 canals of land owned by the Murree Improvement Trust.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Another Former Cricketer to Get Major Role in PCB

Pakistan men’s cricket team star batter Younis Khan is set to be given a major role in the development of the junior team. He had a meeting with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee (MC) Chairperson Zaka Ashraf this past week, where a…

Pakistan men’s cricket team star batter Younis Khan is set to be given a major role in the development of the junior team. He had a meeting with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee (MC) Chairperson Zaka Ashraf this past week, where a talk was held regarding his role. Khan and Ashraf, both are overseas so the talks haven’t materialized as of yet.

Khan is Pakistan’s most successful Test-match batter. During his 17-year-long Test career, he amassed 10,099 runs at an average of 52.05, which includes 34 centuries. He scored a career-best 313 runs against Sri Lanka at the National Stadium, Karachi in 2009.

Khan’s primary focus will be to nurture and polish the young talent. According to sources, another star batter Mohmmad Yousaf will be assigned the U-19 cricket team.

Pakistan U-19 team will travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to play in the 2023 ACC U19 Asia Cup, which will begin on 8 December 2023.

Fast bowler Sohail Tanvir has already been assigned the task of chief selector for the national junior cricket team. He will announce the squad for the U19 Asia Cup, as well as the 2024 ICC U19 World Cup in Sri Lanka, which begins on 13 January 2024.

Source: Pro Pakistani