GILGIT: National flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), on Wednesday started direct flights from Lahore to Skardu for the first time.
On the occasion, a cake-cutting ceremony was held which was attended by Baltistan Division Commissioner Shuja Alam, other important administrative officers including Civil Aviation, Airport Security Force and the crew.
Talking to media on the launch of Lahore-Skardu flight operations, the spokesperson of government of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), Imtiaz Ali Taj, said that it would promote tourism in the region.
He said that the first flight of PIA carrying more than 150 passengers reached Skardu from Lahore in which most of them were tourists.
He said that development of tourism in GB was the top…