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A Buddhist’s pilgrimage to Pakistan

by Manoranjan Sharma, Daily Times, May 24, 2018

Taxila, Pakistan -- At Lumbini in Nepal, we have a connection with Buddhism like a baby has with the breast. It is religious and spiritual, yes, but far more. Since it is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and a pilgrimage site, Buddhism – its sacraments and ceremonies – flows through the streets and sites of Lumbini like blood through veins. It is a part of our everyday life, like to a Muslim living in Mecca or a Christian in Vatican. So when I heard from my friends Bikram Pandey and Sarad Pradhan – who had been to Pakistan on the Buddha Circuit Tourism – about the country’s Hindu and Buddhist monuments, I decided to go and explore our heritage there.

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‘Buddhist monks acknowledge Pakistani support’

The Nation, May 23, 2017

Islamabad, Pakistan -- Pakistan is a real friend of Sri Lanka who always stood with it in conflicts, natural calamities which the entire Sri Lankan nation acknowledges.

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Pakistan to organise Buddhist conference

The Nation, March 2, 2017

Rawalpindi, Pakistan -- Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) is planning to organise a Buddhist conference with an aim to promote tourism in the country.

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Early Buddhist monastery awaits govt attention

By Shehzad Khan, The Express Tribune, January 21, 2017

SWAT, Pakistan -- An ancient double-domed structure still stands tall near Mingora after having survived the cruel ravages of time, vandalism and official neglect.

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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.

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