Over 120 thousand Pakistani pilgrims travel to Iran last year, Ambassador Hosseini told Special Assistant to Pakistan’s Prime Minister.
According to facts and figures each year at least 120,000 Pakistani pilgrims travel to Iran.
Over 120 thousand Pakistani pilgrims
They travel especially in the months of Muharram and Safar.
Many of them go to pilgrimage to Mashad and Qom and also visit holy sites in Iraq via Iran.
Iran Ambassador to Pakistan Mohammad Ali Hosseini shared it during his meeting with PM’s special assistant Zulfi Bukhari.
PM’s Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari also serves as Chairman of Pakistan’s National Tourism Board.
During meeting, he briefed Iranian Ambassador on the opportunities available in Pakistan’s tourism industry.
Both sides discussed ways to boost people-to-people contacts and mutual cooperation in tourism sector.
The two sides emphasized strengthening of cooperation and expansion of bilateral relations in various fields, especially the tourism industry.
Meanwhile, the ambassador said that Iran is ready to develop joint cooperation with Pakistan to promote tourism, especially the religious tourism.
He emphasized the importance of people-to-people contacts.
Moreover, he stressed the need to increase direct flights between Iran and Pakistan due to the growing number of Pakistani pilgrims to Iran and Iraq.