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SGPC help sought to implement panth maryada in Pakistan

Ramesh Singh was in Ludhiana on Sunday to pay condolences to Jathedar Avtar Singh Makkar.

Written by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published: October 29, 2013 1:26:09 am

To get panth maryada implemented in gurudwaras in Pakistan,Ramesh Singh,member of Pakistan national assembly has sought help from Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak committee (SGPC).

Singh was in Ludhiana on Sunday to pay condolences to Jathedar Avtar Singh Makkar,president of SGPC whose younger son TS Soni passed away few days back.

Singh also extended invitation to Makkar to visit Pakistan where he will help in arranging Makkar’s meeting with the Pakistan Prime Minister and Home Minister.

Makkar said that he wanted the details of Sikhs settled in Pakistan along with their properties details and also urged the Pakistan Government to make the visa clearances process easy during Guruparabs so that maximum Sikhs can visit Pakistan that time.

For Guru Nanak’s birthday which is next month,the Pakistan Government has issued 3,000 visas out of which 1,465 have been issued to SGPC related visitors,said Singh.

He admitted that in the past due to lack of co-ordination panth maryada could not be implemented in Pakistan gurdawars as per the Akal Takht norms.

However,he invited Makkar to take care of the Sikh heritage in Pakistan and even he was for opening of corridor from Dera baba nanak,and many other issues. Makkar said that he was ready to send more kirtan jathas to Pakistan to spread awareness about Sikh religion.

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