By Uzma Zafar
Islamabad: The government is working to develop Buddhist trail in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Azad Jammu Kashmir to attract Buddhist pilgrims from across the world.
This was stated by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari while addressing a ceremony of “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 PTI government is committed to open new horizon for minorities under the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and principles of the state of Madinah.
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Earlier, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on verseas Pakistanis Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari on Sunday said that the government was working to develop a Buddhist trail in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab and Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) to attract the Buddhism Pilgrims from across the world.
Addressing to ceremony of “Welcome Christians Season” he said that the PTI government initiative to open trail for foreign pilgrims would open new corridors for religious Tourism. He added that the government was committed to open new horizon for minorities” under the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and principles of Riyasat-e-Madina. He had announced to build a new church in G8/1 Islamabad for the national and International Pligrims and Cut the cake and plants the tree also. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Capital Development Authority (CDA) Ali Nawaz Awan also spoke on the occasion. He said that efforts under way to resolve the problems being faced by the people of Islamabad.
He further said that the Federal Cabinet Division approved the draft bill titled Christian Marriage and Divorce Act 2019 to make changes in the more than a century old Christian Divorce Act 1869 and Christian Marriage Act 1872. He said that quota system was restored and would be implemented in true spirit. He said that PTI believes in collective problems to extend maximum facilities to the people of capital city.
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