statesman news service
CHANDIGARH, 14 JUNE: In a goodwill gesture, the Pakistan government has decided to declare ‘Panja Sahib’, in Rawalpindi, a holy city.
This was disclosed by the president of the Pak-Indo Friendship Association and legal consulate, ministry of the interior, government of Pakistan, Mr Arif Chaudhry, who called on Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal late last evening at the latter&’s residence.
Mr Arif said a function would be organised by the Pak-Indo Friendship Association to mark this historic occasion.
He invited the CM to Pakistan to grace the occasion for which the schedule would be finalised as per the convenience of Mr Badal.
Panja Sahib is one of the most holy places of Sikhism because of the presence of a rock believed to have the hand print of Guru Nanak imprinted on it. Sikhs from all over the world visit the Gurdwara Panja Sanib, situated at Hasan Abdal about 45 kilometres from Rawalpindi, twice a year.