By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Feb 11:
Ambassador of Pakistan to Nepal, Abrar H Hashmi, has said that Buddhist
heritages in Pakistan have a great role in connecting people-to-people
relations between Nepal and Pakistan.
At a discussion cum visual programme on 'Buddhist heritage in Pakistan', Ambassador Hashmi shared that archeology department of Pakistan with support from UNESCO has been preserving the essence of the Buddhist sites in an appropriate and professional way.
The visual programme was organized
jointly by the Young Men's Buddhist Association, Nepal and the Embassy of Pakistan on Saturday.
He said that popular Buddhist
religious sites are located at Takshashila, Chakadara, Mingora and Peshawar and
that there is a huge potential for Buddhist religious tourism in the country.
Speaking in the programme, participants
and researchers pointed at the need on the part of tour operators in Nepal to
include Buddhist heritage sites in Pakistan in their tourism packages.