To promote religious tourism in Pakistan, PM Imran Khan meets high-level delegation of Buddhist monks
The delegation will discuss if KP government can make it possible to establish a school in the name of Monk Maranantha.
A delegation of Buddhist monks, which was headed by Most Venerable Won Haeng, President Jogye Order, is currently visiting Pakistan to explore the country’s religious tourism potential. With the revival of tourism, the visit is also expected to improve cultural ties between Pakistan and Korea.
As part of their visit, the delegation reviewed the safety measures of Korean Buddhist pilgrims. They also evaluated security at Buddhist sites in Pakistan. The delegation will also discuss the measures to preserve Buddhist cultural heritage in the country. With this, the delegation is also expected to meet prominent scholars belonging to Islam, in a bid to promote inter-faith and cultural harmony.
Monk Maranantha Schoool:
During their visit organised by Pakistan Embassy in Seoul in collaboration with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Korean Embassy in Islamabad, the delegation will discuss if KP government can make it possible to establish a school in the name of Monk Maranantha in Chota Lahore, Swabi, which happens to be his birthplace.
The delegation met Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PM Office on Wednesday. The core purpose of the visit is to revamp the existing cultural ties between Korea and Pakistan and give them a fresher start.
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