Islamic designs imposed on Sikh shrines in Pakistan


The Pakistan Evacuee Trust Property Board (PETPB), looking after the Kar Sewa at Pakistani gurdwaras, has not constituted a committee of Sikh conservatives and architects to supervise the renovation work, as was proposed.

t of the 172 historical Sikh shrines in Pakistan are in a dilapidated condition, including those in Nankana Sahib in Punjab. It is believed that the founder of Sikh religion, Guru Nanak, was born in Nankana Sahib.

Under para (iii) of the 1974 Bilateral Protocol on Visit to Religious Shrines, India and Pakistan are committed to ensure that places of religious worship are properly maintained and their sanctity preserved.

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee (SGPC) member, Kiranjot Kaur, said "Pakistan is not following the protocol inked between India and Pakistan to preserve the heritage of the Sikh shrines in Pakistan".

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