By Our Staff Reporter
LAHORE: The Governor Punjab Mohammad Sarwar has supported the proposal given by Sikh community leaders which suggests binding Indian Sikh pilgrims to carry dollars with them instead of Indian Rupee.
Advisor on Finance and other stakeholders will decide with consensus. We are setting out target of annual 3 billion dollars revenue by promoting religious tourism. On 550th birthday of Baba Guru Nanak, for first time in history, visa will be provided to ten thousand Indian and one lac non-indian Sikh pilgrims.
Residence of Sardar Bhagat Singh will also be renovated. All projects in Nankana Sahab including renovation of Railway station will be completed before November. He was addressing press conference at Nanakana Sahab after visiting DC Office and Gurdwara Janamsathan.
DC Raja Mansoor, DPO Naveed, PTI leader Moon Khan, Additional Secretary Evacuee Property Trust Board Imran Gondal, Pardhan Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Bandhak Committee Sardar Tara Singh, MPA Mahendar Pal Singh, Gopal Singh Chawla and others were present at occasion.
Governor Punjab said whatever India could do we will complete Kartarpur corridor in Pakistan within time and will tell the world about stubbornness of India. India used to blame Pakistan but after Pulwama incident we exposed India on diplomatic front before world.
In Past, only three thousand visas were awarded to Sikh pilgrims but we have decided to award ten thousand visas and all institutions are making unanimous strategy to turn this proposal into reality.
We will provide foolproof security to all Sikh pilgrims. We have established committee under leadership of Commissioner Lahore which is working to arrange foolproof arrangements for Sikh pilgrims.
In past, millions of rupees were spent on clean drinking water but 90 percent filtration plants are dysfunctional.
We have made Punjab Aab-e-Pak Authority which will provide drinking water to people of Punjab. We have completed authority board.
Our focus will be on areas where water borne diseases are costing lives.
No one will be allowed to embezzle even single penny from funds of Punjab Aab e Pak Authority. Prime Minister Imran Khan is also trying to establish peaceful relations with India but Indian stubbornness is obstacle.
We will keep raising the voice about Kashmir on all forums.
Sikh leaders provided suggestion that Sikh Pilgrims must be made bound to carry dollars instead of Indian Rupee which will also be beneficial for Pakistan economy but final decision will be taken by Advisor on Finance by consensus of other stakeholders.