'Buddhist heritages in Pakistan building people-to-people relations between Nepal and Pakistan'


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.

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