By Adnan Rafique
ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided not to open guest houses and hotels before Eid-ul-Azha.
This was stated by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Zulfi Bukhari while talking to a delegation of All Pakistan Guest Houses and Tourism Association who called on him in Islamabad on Saturday. “The decision to open the hotels and the guest houses will be taken after consultation with the province”, Bukhari said.
He said that standard operating procedures (SOPs) have been finalised and the decision will be taken after Eid regarding the opening of guest houses and hotel after reviewing the coronavirus pandemic situation. Bukhari assured the delegation that a consultation would be done with the State Bank of Pakistan regarding interest-free loan.