Pakistani Culture Tour Exhibition in Shanghai Cooperation Organization Demonstration Area (SCODA) held in Qingdao. The ancient Gandhara civilization has left indelible footprints in the realm of arts, architecture, cultures and spiritually.
The most enduring feature of Gandhara is its art. The exhibition mesmerizes the world with its artist brilliance, innovation and intense devotion. The central figure of Gandhara is Lord Buddha, which is also exhibited at the center display of the hall.
Chairing the session, Wang Zihai, ED PCC, highlighted that under the framework of CPEC, a great deal of projects that benefit people’s livelihood. It includes energy, roads, ports, economic parks, agriculture, science and technology, and education, are taking root and bearing fruit in Pakistan.
Belt and Road Initiatives’ promotion of the Silk Road spirit of peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutual benefit, and the promotion of people’s livelihood are very consistent with Gandhara’s broad-mindedness in embracing the achievements of different civilizations.
Ms. Syeda Saira Raza, Press Attache, Pakistani Embassy in China, stated at the occasion that while celebrating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Pakistan. It is also an opportune moment to celebrate the achievement of ancient Gandhara civilization.
As the Gandhara civilization has early linkages between two countries. Here it is pertinent to mention that many Chinese marks including Fa Xian and Xuan Zang braved the hand journeys to arrive at the famous Buddhist seminaries in Pakistan.
They carried back with them not only the light of wisdom and spiritually but also the warm sentiments of brotherly love and respect which underlines our present fraternal ties, Ms. Saira Raza further explained.
According to Hao Guoxin, member of the Party Working Committee and Deputy Director of the Management Committee of SCODA, the Pakistani Culture Tour Exhibition will open a window for citizens to understand Pakistani culture to further enrich the Pakistani elements of SCODA, and become an important microcosm of the cultural dialogue between China and Pakistan. “We have also interspersed the major events since the establishment of the diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan in the exhibition to further promote and highlight the long-lasting friendship between China and Pakistan, which is deeper than sea,” Hao Guoxin added.