PM Imran Khan tweets image of 2000 year old iconic Buddha of Swat.
Prime Minister Imran Khan took to the Twitter to share an image of some 2000-year old iconic Buddha of Swat.
Furthermore, he highlighted the sculpture as ‘one of the largest rock engravings of Buddha, located in Jahan Abad, Swat.
PM Imran Khan tweets image of 2000 year old iconic Buddha of Swat
Carved on a granite cliff in the 7th century, the Buddha of Swat remains seated in meditative posture.
The government restored it to almost its original position with the Italian government’s assistance.
Outlawed Tehreek Taliban (TTP) terrorists had damaged the image.
Notably, the prime minister has long been striving to exploit the country’s immense potential in tourism.
He believed could even support the country to pay off the foreign debts.
During the PTI govt’s tenure, Sri Lankan Buddhist monks also have visited Pakistan.
Sri Lankan government also praised Pakistan for preserving Buddhist archaeological sites in the country.