Foreign Diplomats laud efforts of KP Archaeology Department for discovering historic sites

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Foreign Diplomats laud efforts of KP Archaeology Department for discovering historic sites

HARIPUR: Diplomats of various foreign countrieshave lauded the efforts made by Archaeology Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for discoveringhistoric artifacts of Buddha and ancient architecture sites.

The praise came from the foreign dignitaries who were onvisit to Bhamala, archaeological site near Khanpur. The discoveries included 48feet long part of sleeping Buddha – the longest one among those existed indifferent locations of the world.

Commenting on Buddha site, Defense Attaché of Sri LankanHigh Commission, Brig.

Hemant Bandara thanked Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government forinviting them to the site and providing opportunity to see the 48 feet long rareartifact of Buddha            Expressing pleasure over discovering and preserving heritagesite at Bhamala, Korean Counselor, Kim Ing Ko said witnessing ancient relics wouldhelp us to understand centuries old civilization of the region.

Briefing visitors about historic remains, Nawaz ud Din,Research Officer of Peshawar Museum told that Bhamala area is a part of Taxila civilizationand remained one of the central places of worship for followers of Budhreligion. He informed that UNICEF has declared the area as World Heritage Site.

Speaker KP Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, Asad Qaisar, MPA, Faisal Zaman,PTI leaders including Yousaf Ayub Khan and Dr. Raja Amir Zaman were alsopresent on the occasion.