Gandhara Symposium held at Foreign Affairs Ministry

Foreign OfficeGandhara Symposium held at Foreign Affairs Ministry

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: A Symposium and Exhibition titled “From Gandhara to the World” is being held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad in connection with the ‘Vesak Day’ which commemorates Lord Buddha’s birth and enlightenment.

The Islamabad-based diplomats, government functionaries, scholars, artists, and art lovers are attending the symposium.


Foreign delegates include Ministerial level participants from Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam.

The Symposium showcases Pakistan’s rich cultural heritage, and the rich history and contributions of Gandhara civilization in the spread of Buddhism.

The panelists will underscore the importance of inter-faith harmony and inter-cultural dialogue and explore opportunities of cooperation and engagement.

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