Galliyat Development Authority (GDA)
The Galiyat Development Authority was established on 8th June 1999 as a succession body of Hazara Hill Tract Improvement Trust under GDA act of 1996.
In 1961 under an ordinance promulgated by the then government of West Pakistan vide law department notification No: Log.3 (8)/61 dated: 22-04-1961, the Rawalpindi & Hazara Hill tract Improvement Trust was created and assigned the responsibility to develop the abandoned Cantt: of Ghoradhakka, Khanspur, Changla Gali and Khaira Gali into hill resorts. Ayubia comprising of three townships viz. Ghoradhakka / Khanspur Changla Gali and Khaira Gali were taken over by the Trust for its development in 1962/63. The notified area committee of Nathiagali handed over the administrative control of Nathiagali and Donga Gali in the year 1970. Later on the Provincial Govt. transferred the Thandiani Township to the Galiyat Development Authority as well. Creation of GDA The Galiyat Development Authority was established on 8th June 1999 as a succession body of Hazara Hill Tract Improvement Trust under GDA act of 1996.
To develop a robust and professional membership association which promotes, advocates and represents the interests of its members for the benefit and sustainable development of the tourism industry..
To create an enabling environment for Pakistan’s tourism industry by providing world-class facilities that commensurate with our rich cultural heritage, rare archaeological treasures and exquisite environmental beauty in close partnership and coordination between the public and the private sector while preserving and protecting cultural and moral values and projecting the tourist-friendly image of the country.
-Projection of Pakistan as a tourist-friendly destination.
-Marketing of Pakistan’s tourist products in tourist generating markets (at home & abroad)
-To act as a catalyst in encouraging the private sector to play an active role in tourism promotion & development.
-Development of tourist infrastructure and services within the country
-Promotion of Domestic tourism.
The Vision is to develop the tourism sector as a national priority in a sustainable and acceptable manner, taking full advantage of regional and international trends and developments so that it can significantly contribute to the improvement of quality of life in Pakistan whilst promoting the country’s cultural and natural heritage. Development of tourism in the country would not only promote Pakistan’s culture at an international level but also improve its image across the globe