Govt developing Buddhist trail in KP, Punjab, Kashmir to attract pilgrims: Zulfiqar Bukhari
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari on Monday said the government was working to develop Buddhist trail in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Azad Jammu and Kashmir to attract Buddhism pilgrims from across the world.
This he stated while addressing a ceremony titled ‘Welcome Christians Season’ in Islamabad.
He said the government’s initiative to open the trail for foreign pilgrims would open new corridors for religious tourism in the country.
Zulfiqar Bukhari said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was committed to open new horizon for minorities under the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and principles of Riyasat-e-Madina.
On Aug 26, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar had said the PTI was promoting religious tourism in the country.
“The Safe City Project will be completed as soon as possible in Nankana Sahib,” Sarwar had said during his visit to Punjab Safe City Authority office in Lahore.
He had said safe and smart city models were very essential for a safe and stable Pakistan. He had said the project was inevitable in Nankana Sahib for protection of Sikh pilgrims coming from all over the world.
On Nov 27, PM Imran Khan had said opening of Kartarpur Corridor was in line with the Islamic principles, Pakistan’s policy of promoting inter-faith harmony, and Quaid-e-Azam’s vision of a peaceful neighborhood.
He was talking to an Indian writer DS Jaspal, who called on him in Islamabad.
The prime minister had said historic initiative to open the corridor on the auspicious occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak was to meet the long-standing request of Nanak Naam Levas and especially the Sikh community across the world, particularly from India.