ISLAMABAD - The Ministry of Tourism has asked for delisting 15 motels out of 26, being privatised through the Privatisation Commission in near future. The Privatisation Commission is in process of privatising 26 motels, which are presently being run by Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC). A list of 26 motels has also been made. On the other hand the officials of the PTDC seem unwilling to hand over these money-spinning resorts. "Officials of PTDC are in process to get administrative control of 15 motels out of 26,which have been short-listed by the Privatisation Commission ", an official source told TheNation while seeking anonymity here on Thursday. He further continued that the decision of privatising these motels would not only spoil identity of such a reputable institution but it would also force it to depend upon government funds. "The PTDC administration would not have any share if the country's money-making motels would be privatised, which is also generating sense of insecurity among its officials", he added. The PTDC motels being privatised through the Privatisation Commission includes Astak  (Sakardu), Ayubia (Abbottabad), Baffar (Swat), Bamburet (Chitral) Barseen (Kohistan), Besham (Sangla Paas), Chitral, Birmoglasht, Mastuj and Bunni (Chitral), Chakdara (Malakand), Chattar Plain (Batagram), Gupis (Ghizar), Hawks Bay (Karachi), Hunza(Gilgit), Katas (Chakwal), Khaplu (Ghanche), Panakot (Dir), Phander (Ghizar), Rama Lake (Chilas), Saidu Sharif (Swat), Satpara (Skardu), Sust (Gilgit) Taftan (Dalbaddin) and Khuzdar,(Gilgit) and Chitral. In 1998 PTDC three main hotels, including Faletties (Lahore), Beans (Peshawar) and Cecil (Murree), were privatised, the matter of privatizing more resorts was under consideration since 2005. Unfortunately for last few years the country did not have idealistic scenario for tourism due to deterioration law and order situation and political uncertainty. The official statistics, available with TheNation revealed that during January-October 2006 Pakistan hosted as many as 0.733 million tourists while the numbers reduced to 0.691 million during the same period of the calendar year 2007. Taking about existing circumstances government source informed that decline in tourists' arrival also bring down earning of PTDC motels, which are roots of its administration. To a question he explained that although the tourism manifesto clearly stated about finding new avenues for development of tourism industry, but some big motels of PTDC are important source for generating adequate amount. He further maintained that this amount is also being used for looking after administration of other motels, which are not in position of generating enough resources. Although the list of PTDC motels includes name of 43 motels, however, source informed that presently almost 28 motels of PTDC are operational. When contacted Iman Ullah, Managing Director, PTDC, said that these motels have great importance for PTDC and we are in process of getting permission of de listing 15teen motels. It is pertinent to mention here that in the first meeting of re-constituted Board of Directors held in the recent past, in which it was decided that those motels, which are money-earning would not be privatised and the Privatisation Commission would be approached not to process these motels in the public interest.