Imran for setting up varsity in Guru Nanak’s name
CHANDIGARH: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced to rename Baloki Forest Reserve in Nankana Sahib after Guru Nanak, the first master of the Sikhs, and has also expressed desire to establish a university in his name.
Imran made the announcement during the launch ceremony of a plantation drive at Baloki in Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Guru Nanak.
“I would like to request the administration to name the Baloki Forest Reserve after Guru Nanak and also desire to establish a university in his name,” he twitted.
Addressing the gathering, Imran said that Pakistan belongs to all citizens equally and his government will ensure that Sikh pilgrims are facilitated for the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak. According to media reports, Imran also said that massive arrangements would be made on the 550th birthday anniversary of Guru Nanak this year. He even assured the Sikh community that all possible facilities will be provided to them along the Kartarpur corridor, which will link Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Narowal district, the final resting place of Guru Nanak, to Dera Baba Nanak in India’s Gurdaspur district.
PRO-KHALISTAN LEADER AT EVENT
Gopal Singh Chawla, general secretary of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and a prokhalistani leader, was also invited for the launch of plantation drive at Baloki.
Chawla had also met Punjab local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu when he visited Pakistan for the Kartarpur corridor event. The matter came to light after the pro-khalistan supporter shared a picture on his Facebook page.
MEHBOOBA LAUDS PAK PM
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti Sunday praised Imran Khan for taking steps to name a forest reserve after Guru Nanak, but hit out at the Centre saying its “top priority” seems to be renaming ancient cities and building Ram temple in Ayodhya.
Imran Khan also announced to rename Baloki Forest Reserve in Nankana Sahib after Guru Nanak.