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    Gandhara Civilization In Pakistan

  • Gandhara International University gets green light

    TAXILA: The government plans to establish the Gandhara International University in Taxila, in an effort to revive the 3,000-year-old Buddhist university of ancient Taxila and make Pakistan a centre for interfaith harmony and Buddhism studies...

    In addition, the institute will counteract the negative image of Pakistan and promote the region’s tourism industry...

  • PSIC to establish ‘Gandhara Art Village’ in Taxila

    Plans to establish the showcase, called the ‘Gandhara Art Village’, were announced by the Punjab Small Industries Corporation (PSIC), and will provide a platform for the export of such products as well as a window into the rich cultural heritage of Taxila...

    He added that soft-term loans would be given to stone craft artisans, both residents and non-residents of the Gandhara Art Village, for which Rs10 million have been reserved... ...

  • Gandhara heritage at mercy of stone crushers

    TAXILA: Unchecked and large-scale quarrying on the Margalla hills is causing serious threat to the Unesco world heritage sites in the Taxila valley...

    The stone crushing activities on the hills are not only polluting the environment but also causing a serious threat to the ancient Buddhist sites as well as the Taxila Museum, a treasure trove of the Buddhist civilisation
  • Gandhara artefacts to go on display for first time in S. Korea

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Gandhara artefacts will be displayed for the first time in South Korea not only to attract religious tourists but give a unique experience to the South Koreans at home since the Buddhist country has strong centuries-old religious ties with the province...

    Exhibition of 40 objects to continue in Seoul for three monthsAbout 40 objects from the rich and rare collection of Gandhara civilisation from Peshawar...

  • ‘Restored’ Buddhas mar Gandhara heritage

    Officials alleged the hewers imposed fake Buddha statues on the walls of the monastery with a mixture of stucco and Plaster of Paris to depict the Gandhara period...

    The Bhamala site has its own significance and importance in the Gandhara Civilisation...

  • Gandhara art important to Korean culture: scholar

    ISLAMABAD: Many art pieces in Pakistan belong to the ‘Gandhara’ era...

    This was said by Korean scholar and General Secretary Gandhara Art and Culture Association (GACA) Ms Esther Park at a seminar titled ‘Gandhara and Korean Buddhist Culture’ on Friday...

  • What is seen opens at Gandhara

    KARACHI: An exhibition titled ‘What is seen and not seen, with and without seeing’ opened at Gandhara Art Space on Thursday...

    According to the curatorial statement, the exhibition is a survey of contemporary drawing in Pakistan...

  • KP seeks return of thousands of Gandhara artefacts in museums across country

    ISLAMABAD: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is pushing the federal government to return some 3,150 ancient Gandhara artefacts currently houses in museums in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and Taxila...

    “If the federal government obliges, Taxila Museum, the National Museum of Pakistan in Karachi and the Lahore Fort Museum, will be left almost empty,” former Lahore Museum director general Salimul Haq told Dawn...

  • Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants involved in cross-border raids from the Afghan soil, the Voice of America radio service reported on Wednesday...

    The official US news outlet also reported that Pakistan believed the US offer “augurs well” for regional counterterrorism cooperation...

  • Pakistan 2 rout Pakistan 1 to clinch World Snooker team gold

    KARACHI: Pakistan 2 overcome fighting Pakistan 1 by 5-4 frames in agonising all-Pakistan final played for the first time in any global event to win the IBSF Team Event Snooker Championship in the Egyptian city of Hurghadha on Thursday evening...

    Pakistan 2 was represented by the former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif and Babar Masih while Pakistan 1 comprised national champion Mohammad Sajjad and runner-up Asjad Iqbal... ...

  • Round 2: All eyes on Pakistan to pull a Pakistan against India

    In the previous outing between these two on Wednesday, Pakistan were horrible to watch, failing miserably in what was a lop-sided eight-wicket defeat...

    Read: 5 takeaways from Pakistan's predictable meltdown against IndiaIn the game against Afghanistan days later, they regressed more, and were quite possibly the worst version of themselves...

  • Large contingent would have fetched more medals for Pakistan: Pakistan Olympic Association

    LAHORE: Needless reduction in the number of athletes in Pakistan’s contingent by Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) for the ongoing 13th South Asian Games in Nepal has affected Pakistan’s chances of winning more medals in the mega event...

    In a press release, the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) stated on Friday that while small countries like the host Nepal (596 athletes), Sri Lanka (564 athletes), Bangladesh (470 athletes) and India (487...

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