* Date : 2020-09-07
The source of the Indus Civilization, Islam, and Buddhism, Pakistan is rich with diverse cultural assets. Among them is a unique asset that connects Korea and Pakistan, the “Ascetic Buddha” at the Lahore Museum. The Ascetic Buddha is deemed the climax of Gandhara art with western Hellenism and Buddhism mixed together. In February this year, the Ambassador of Pakistan to S. Korea, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, came to Korea for her first post as ambassador. This week we’ll meet with her to talk about her plans and visions to expand bilateral relations, beyond industries and finances to also include cultural and academic sectors.