Islamabad: The participants of the delegation apprised the Speaker of the economic losses caused by the closure of hotels and marriage halls due to the Corona virus epidemic. Hotels and marriage halls across the country have been closed for the past four months, the delegation said. The closure of the sector has caused severe economic hardship to the owners and thousands of people associated with the sector, the delegation said. Request to the Speaker of the delegation to play his role for the revival of this sector. Corona virus outbreak is a global outbreak that has affected not only Pakistan but the entire world economy, Speaker. Pakistan is rich in natural beauty and there are ample opportunities for tourism, Speaker National Assembly said. Valuable foreign exchange can be earned by boosting the tourism sector, Speaker National Assembly said. The federal government is taking steps on a priority basis to promote the tourism sector in collaboration with the provinces, Speaker Asad Qaiser said. The government has imposed a ban on hotels and other businesses under duress in view of the threat of the outbreak, the National Assembly Speaker. The government is seriously considering reviving the sector, Speaker Asad Qaiser said. Prime Minister Imran Khan’s smart lockdown policy is commendable, Speaker National Assembly. Implementation of Smart Lockdown has solved the problems of workers and small business people, Speaker Asad Qaiser said. The Speaker directed the members of the National Assembly Malik Amir Dogar, Khurram Shehzad and Amjad Niazi to contact the representatives of the Hotel Association and listen to their concerns and formulate their suggestions in their light. Representatives of the Hotel Association delegation gave full assurance on the S&Ps issued by the Ministry of Health in case of opening of this sector.