Pakistan became a separate country in 1947. Before then, various civilizations and empires held sway in the region from Buddhist Gandhara to Alexander the Great and from the Mughal to the British Empires.
Few people know that within Pakistan’s Buddhist past, was the first higher education institute in the world at Jaulian.
How is this rich and varied past viewed in Pakistan and how does it relate to relations between the different ethnic and religious groups? What place does the region’s past have in the growth of a new nation?