PM highlights Pakistan’s potential for Buddhist tourism

PM highlights Pakistan’s potential for Buddhist tourism


Prime Minister Imran Khan highlighted on Monday Pakistan’s potential in Buddhist tourism.

He took to the Twitter to share a picture of a 2,000-year previous iconic Swat Buddha, saying the sculpture was “one of many largest rock engravings of Buddha, situated in Jahan Abad, Swat”.

Carved on a granite cliff within the seventh Century, the Buddha of Swat is seated in meditative posture and it was restored to virtually its unique splendor with the Italian authorities’s help, after it was broken by terrorists.

The prime minister has lengthy been striving to take advantage of the nation’s immense potential in tourism, which he believed may even help the nation in repaying its complete international debt.

In Malakand division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa alone there are a minimum of 150 Buddhist heritage websites. Such websites additionally abound in a lot of the Pakistan’s north and northwest, together with Mingora and the Swat valley, which was as soon as a serious heart for early Buddhist growth. Takht-e-Bahi space can also be dwelling to numerous Budhist hsorical websites and relics.

Buddhist period websites additionally date again from the Mauryan kingdom of Ashoka and the indo-Greek Buddhist interval of the Kushan empire.

There are Buddhist websites in Gilgit-Baltistan too.

In Sindh too, there are a selection of Budhist websites, together with at Brahmanabad within the Sanghar district in addition to Mohen-jo-daro, Sirah-ji-takri, Rohri and Sukkur, Mirpurkhas, Nawabshah and Dadu.

There are over 50 archaeological websites scattered in a radius of 30 km round Taxila, which was as soon as Gandhara’s seat of energy. Such websites are additionally present in Jinan Wali Dheri.

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