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Religious tourism to be promoted: Governor

By Our Staff Reporter

LAHORE: The decision to include Sikh scholars in the Board of Governors of Baba Guru Nanak University has been made.
Committee headed by Governor Punjab Ch Muhammad Sarwar to promote religious tourism and national heritage has instructed to ensure paying back the remuneration of the lands to the property owners acquired for Darbar Sahib Complex at Kartarpur corridor. Governor Punjab Ch Muhammad Sarwar also showed confidence over work done at Kartarpur corridor and appreciated the progress of the project till date.
The meeting presided by Governor Punjab Ch. Muhammad Sarwar was also attended by Chief Secretary Punjab Yousaf Naseem Khokhar, Chairman Evacuee Trust Board Ameer Ahmar, Secretary Religious Affairs Zulfiqar Ghumman, Secretary to Chief Minister Punjab Dr. Shoaib Akbar with other concerned authorities.
During the meeting, Governor Punjab Ch. Muhammad Sarwar briefed the attendants about the further steps to be taken in next phase after the completion of Kartarpur corridor. While addressing, Governor Punjab Ch. Muhammad Sarwar said that governmental steps shall be intensified for Baba Guru Nanak University and the Sikh Scholars will also be included in the Board of Governors of Baba Guru Nanak University. Those who want to contribute towards this plan will be most graciously welcome. This university will be capable enough to meet the international standards and will also be autonomous to a large extent. He also added that the individuals whose lands have been acquired for Kartarpur corridor will be duly paid and no mistake will be allowed in this regard.
Governor Punjab said that Pakistan is intensifying the developmental works for Kartarpur corridor and Insha Allah we shall be successful in implementing these projects within their due time. He emphasized that if we become successful in promoting religious tourism and national heritage, Pakistan has the capacity to earn the revenue of 4-5 Billion dollars annually as is vivid from the example of Turkey which is earning more than 40 billion dollars annually from tourism. I have a firm belief that Pakistan will attain its status in relation to tourism in the world very soon.

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