Imran Khan led PTI is government is working to develop Buddhist trail in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Azad Jammu Kashmir to attract Buddhism Pilgrims from across the world.
This was stated by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari while addressing a ceremony of “Welcome Christians Season” in Islamabad. He said the government’s initiative to open the trail for foreign pilgrims would open new corridors for religious tourism in the country.
Zulfiqar Bukhari said the PTI government is committed to open new horizon for minorities under the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and principles of Riyasat-e-Madina.
It may be mentioned here that various areas in Pakistan like Taxila ,Takht -i- Bhai, Mardan, Peshawar and Lahore are home to some of the rarest Bhuddist relics. Pakistan has been the cradle of Buddhist art and culture since time immemorial. The Gandhara civilization flourished in the North Western region of Pakistan from the 6th century BC to the 5th century AD.
Travelers can experience the historical heritage of one of the oldest civilisations in the world, worship at the rich collection of Sufi shrines, Hindu temples, Sikh gurdawaras and Buddhist monasteries, scale some of the highest mountains in the world, or simply experience natural beauty ranging from blossoming trees against a backdrop of snow-clad peaks in Gilgit-Baltistan to pristine beaches in Gwadar.
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17 November, 2019