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Pak PM welcomes delegation of Buddhist monks from Sri Lanka

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan received an 11-member delegation of prominent Buddhist Monks from Sri Lanka who visited Pakistan on the invitation of the government there. 

Imran Khan underscored the importance of enhancing people to people contacts and strengthening interfaith harmony.

While highlighting the glorious Gandara heritage of his country, the PM said Pakistan was a proud custodian of some of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, and informed the delegation that his government was currently working on creating a Holy Buddhist Trail which would include the most revered Buddhist heritage sites in Pakistan.

The delegation appreciated Pakistan’s initiatives to develop Holy Buddhist Trail as well as the renovation work being done on various archaeological and religious sites. Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Pakistan, Vice Admiral (Retd.) Mohan Wijewickrema organised the visit of the delegation and looked after their interests.



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