High-level Buddhist monks delegation in Pakistan to promote religious tourism

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A delegation of Buddhist monks led by Most Venerable Won Haeng, President Jogye Order, the biggest denomination of Buddhism in the Republic of Korea, in currently on a visit to Pakistan to promote religious tourism and giving fresh impetus to the existing cultural ties between Korea and Pakistan.
During the visit, the delegation will evaluate safety of the Korean Buddhist pilgrims and security measures at major Buddhist sites in Pakistan. They will also discuss the means to preserve and restore Buddhist cultural heritage in the country. The delegation is expected to have a meeting with prominent Islamic scholars to promote interfaith harmony.
During the visit, organised by Pakistan Embassy in Seoul in coordination with Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Korean Embassy in Islamabad, the delegation will discuss the possibility with the KP government to establish a school in the name of Monk Maranantha at his birth place in Chota Lahore, Swabi.
The visit aims at promoting religious tourism and giving fresh impetus to the existing cultural ties between Korea and Pakistan. It will open stage for the Buddhist pilgrims from Korea and other parts of the world to Pakistan.
On Wednesday, the delegation met Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PM Office. During the meeting, the prime minister said Pakistan is the cradle of civilizations, making it a revered destination for the followers of three major religions, Buddhism, Sikhism and Hinduism.