The federal government is working to develop a Buddhist path by exploring non secular sites in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and Punjab to draw followers of Buddhism and monks from internationally, Chairman Pakistan Tourism Improvement Cooperation (PTDC) Syed Zulfikar Bukhari stated on Monday, reported Radio Pakistan.
Addressing Buddha’s birthday ceremony in Taxila, Bukhari stated the initiative is being taken as a part of the federal government’s plan to market non secular tourism.
He stated the path would begin from Swabi and Swat and culminate at Taxila, which has quite a few Buddhist websites.
He added that sacred locations of different religions, together with Sikhism and Hinduism, are additionally scattered throughout Pakistan and PTDC plans to offer services to draw followers, each from throughout Pakistan and from overseas.
Final month, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi highlighted the “vital potential” of tourism business and urged the personal sector to play its function in selling tourism, describing Pakistan because the “most stunning nation of the area”.
Addressing the Pakistan Tourism Summit, Qureshi stated the opening of Kartarpur Hall wouldn’t solely assist enhance relations with India, but in addition present the Sikh group a chance of non secular tourism. He stated that vacationer locations for Buddhism followers had been additionally being opened.