As Nawaz faces heat, ancestral village hopes of normalcy soon

  • Aseem Bassi, Hindustan Times, Jatiumra
  • Updated: Sep 03, 2014 23:45 IST

As Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif faces heat in the crisis hit neighbouring nation, resident's of Sharif's ancestral village Jati Umra offered prayers in local Gurudwara to pray for peace there and also stability of Nawaz Sharif.

Jati Umra, is the ancestral village of the Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and this village has always reacted to Sharif' concerns. Last year, Sharif's brother and CM of Pakistani Punjab Shahbaaz Sharif had also visited this village.

As Nawaz Sharif faces strong protests in Pakistan, residents of this village are concerned about the volatile atmosphere there.

Praying for stability of son of the soil Nawaz Sharif and hoping that the protests would soon end, some residents of the village on Wednesday performed prayers at the local Gurudwara.
Notably, this Gurudwara in the village was once the house of Sharif's family and when the family left for Pakistan, it was converted into Gurudwara.

Expressing concerns, village resident Balwinder Singh said, "This village has great attachment with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Although the volatile situation in Pakistan is internal matter of that country but with Nawaz Sharif as PM we are definitely concerned. Today we offered prayers at local Gurudwara and hope that Sharif will come out of this crisis."

Dilbagh Singh, sarpanch of the village said, "This is the ancestral village of Nawaz Sharif and the village always feels good about this bond. At a time when there were elections in Pakistan, we offered prayers. Now when Nawaz Sharif faces strong protests and Pakistan is facing a tough position, we pray that things get normal soon."

Notably, the residents, who are keeping eye on position on Nawaz Sharif through newspaper and television channels, hope that the Pakistan PM will come out of the situation.

Village resident Gurpal Singh also mentioned that whenever something concerning Nawaz Sharif and his family happens, the village gets together.

Today also we feel that the protestors must reach a solution through talks. Moreover, as we are immediate neighbours of that country, it is important that they are at peace.

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