Railway Station To Be Built For Sikh Pilgrims In Kartarpur

ISLAMABAD

The Pakistan government would provide land for a railway station in Kartarpur and the construction of lodging and boarding facilities near all Sikh pilgrimage sites in the country.

Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said that the government would provide land to Sikh organisations for the construction of hotels in Kartarpur, Nankana Sahib and Narowal.

It would also provide land for the construction of a railway station in Kartarpur.

Ahmed was talking to reporters after seeing off Indian Sikh pilgrims who departed for Lahore through special trains after attending festivities related to the 549th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.

His remarks came as India and Pakistan decided to build a corridor  linking Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district with the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan.

Ahmed said the Pakistan Railways (PR) offered 10 acres of land each in Kartarpur and Nankana Sahib and five acres of land in Narowal to Sikh organisations for five-star hotels to facilitate Sikh pilgrims.