– Pakistan responds negatively to Panjab government’s proposal of land swap for Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib

Sikh24 Editors

Chandigarh – Panjab – India, 20 December 2018. Responding negatively to the Punjab government’s resolution seeking a land swap for the historic Sikh shrine Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib, the Pakistani Foreign Affairs spokesperson Mohammad Faisal today said that there is absolutely no question of any land swap.

Notably, the Congress led Punjab government had unanimously passed a resolution seeking land swap with Pakistan to make Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib a part of Indian Territory.

“The Kartarpur Corridor was a gesture for the Sikh minority community made on their request to provide a visa-free corridor, facilitating their visit of a shrine of importance to them,” said Mohammad Faisal.

Although, the Punjab government was planning to take up this proposal with the Union government of India but the Pakistan’s negative response has given an end to this aspect of facilitating Sikh community a smooth access of Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib.

The Punjab government had chalked out a plan of offering over 11,000 acres of land in exchange for the land on which Kartarpur Sahib is located on the banks of the Ravi River. – Resolution seeking corridor to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib unanimously passed in Punjab Assembly

Sikh24 Editors
August 28, 2018

Chandigarh – Panjab – India, 28 August 2018. A resolution seeking opening of the corridor to Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib for the Sikh masses during 550th birthday celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev Ji was unanimously passed in the Punjab assembly on August 27.

Sikh24 has learnt that all the legislators tendered their votes for this resolution moved by the Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh to build up pressure on the Union government of India to take up the matter with the Pakistani government.

While reading the resolution in House, Captain Amarinder Singh said that it was an esteemed dream of every Sikh residing in India to pay obeisance at Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib. “The Punjab government had been urging the Government of India, time and again, to take up the matter with Islamabad” he added.

All members of the House, cutting across party lines, were unanimously of the view that the opening of the corridor would enable millions of Sikh devotees residing in India to pay obeisance at the historic Sikh shrine where Guru Nanak Dev Ji spent last 18 years of his life.