Korea to setup Gandhara Research Centre in KP

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Staff Reporter

Peshawar

Senior Minister for Tourism and Archeology, Atif Khan in a meeting with Korean Ambassador Kwak Sung Kyu, informed him about Khyber Pakthunkhwa government’s initiatives for the promotion of religious tourism in the province. The meeting agreed to setup the Gandhara Research Center in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with the help of Korean government, says a press release issued here Friday.
The Senior Minister informed the Korean Ambassador about more than 2000 historical and sacred sites of Buddhism in the province. The Minister informed that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government was taking effective steps to secure and develop these places. He said that a conference of Buddhist countries will be held soon in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which aims to raise awareness of Buddhist places in the province.