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Pakistan and Lanka tread the path of Buddhist heritage

by Frances Bulathsinghala, Dawn, Oct 7, 2016

Lahore, Pakistan -- Pakistan and Sri Lanka have embarked on a new journey in bilateral relations by benefiting from a common Buddhist heritage.


Pakistan hands over most Sacred Buddhist Relics to Sri Lanka for Exposition

The News, May 19, 2016

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The Government of Pakistan has handed over the most sacred relics of Lord Buddha to the Government of Sri Lanka today in a special ceremony arranged at the historic Taxila Museum today, says a press release received here today from Sri Lanka.


Second-century Buddhist sculpture stolen 34 years ago returned to Pakistani government

by Colleen Long, The Associated Press, April 28, 2016

NEW YORK, USA -- An ancient stone sculpture of Buddha’s footprints that was smuggled into the United States and had been expected to sell for more than $1 million was returned to the government of Pakistan on Wednesday.


A lost Nirvana: Swat’s window into the past closes as Kanderai slowly disappears

by Fazal Khaliq / Fazal Khaliq, The Tribune, June 3, 2013

Kanderai, Pakistan -- Neglected by the government, Kanderai, the remains of one of the largest and most fascinating Buddhist settlements, will soon crumble to dust.


Pakistan hopes for Buddhist boost to tourism drought

By Guillaume Lavallee, AFP, March 24, 2013

Amid rising violence, the country is trying to revive travel to its northwest - rich in Buddhist history and significance - which could generate billions in revenue, but lies next to Taliban havens

TAKHT-i-BAHI, Pakistan -- Religious violence may be on the rise and the Taliban still a threat, but Pakistan is hoping a rich Buddhist heritage will help it boost international tourism to its troubled northwest.


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