Pakistan to preserve 2,400-year-old Buddhist caves in Islamabad

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Islamabad, Oct. 19 (ANI): The Pakistan government has decided to preserve the archeological beauty of the city by approving a plan to protect the 2,400-year-old caves.

According to Xinhua, the remains of the over 2,400-year-old Buddhist era are lying silently in the lap of Margalla Hills on the northwestern side of Islamabad.

Murals of Buddha appear on the walls of the caves.

At the distance of 15 kilometers from the city's main entrance on western side, the site needs immediate attention of Department of Archeology and Museums, as it possesses the relics of Buddhist times.

Imtiaz Inayat Elahi, Chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), said the civic agency had approved a plan to preserve the archeological site and the environment wing had been given the task of submitting a feasibility report within no time.

Elahi also told media that he recently visited the caves and realized the preciousness of the site.

He said that he had approved a plan for the conservation of the caves as well as the adjacent garden known as "Saadhu ka Bagh" (garden of Saadhu). (ANI)

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