ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) is planning to organize a Buddhists conference with an aim to promote tourism in the country.
The Buddhist Scholars and tour operators would be invited to attend the conference, said Managing Director PTDC Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor while talking to APP.
He said that Pakistan is the custodian of Gandhara Buddhist civilisation and there are numerous holy places in this country of great value for Buddhist people from across the world.
He said that the Thailand government will provide assistancefor restoration/maintenance of Ghandhara Archaeological sites in Taxila and Swat.
He said that special tour packages would be introduced in order to promote tourism. He said publicity material on Ghandhara will be published in Thai language soon.
Chaudhry Ghafoor said that PTDC will also invite travel writers to project Ghandhara heritage and highlight touristattractions of Pakistan to enhance the soft image of Pakistan in Thailand," he added.