Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Mahmood Khan has approved a Rs. 700 million budget for the establishment of tourism police in the province.
The approval came on Wednesday during a meeting on tourism promotion in the province with CM Khan in the chair.
The meeting also decided to establish the KP Tourism Authority to promote tourism.
Several decisions were taken in this regard, including outsourcing of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation’s devolved assets, development of hotels around tourism spots, and release of funds for the Kaghan Development Authority.
CM also approved Rs. 500 million for home cities project set to be built at three scenic tourist spots on an experimental basis.
He also okayed funds for the tourism police, which will have 500 personnel working to protect tourists across the province.
Another Rs. 500 million was set aside for marketing scenic tourist destinations to attract tourists.