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Indian and Pakistani devotees at Gurudwara Darbar Sahib on the occasion of the opening of the Kartarpur corridor on November 9, 2019.(HT file photo)

On Kartarpur anniversary, Pak says India yet to reopen its side of corridor

By Imtiaz Ahmad , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 07:19 PM IST
The Pakistan foreign office statement on Monday came days after India’s protest against Islamabad’s decision to hand over management of Durbar Sahib Gurdwara in Kartarpur to a body without any Sikh representatives.
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In November last year, the two countries threw open a corridor linking Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur in India with Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan, in a historic people-to-people initiative.(HT file photo)
In November last year, the two countries threw open a corridor linking Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur in India with Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan, in a historic people-to-people initiative.(HT file photo)

Role of Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee at Kartarpur Sahib intact, says its chief

By Surjit Singh | Hindustan Times, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2020 02:31 PM IST
Clarifies PSGPC will continue to control arrangements related to Sikh Rehat Maryada inside historic gurdwara, including langar, accommodation of pilgrims, distribution of parshad, holding Akhand Path Sahib and managing golak
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Gurdwara Choa Sahib in Jhelum district of Pakistan’s Punjab province will be reopened after restoration.(HT Photo)
Gurdwara Choa Sahib in Jhelum district of Pakistan’s Punjab province will be reopened after restoration.(HT Photo)

US-based Sikh body starts restoration of Gurdwara Choa Sahib in Pakistan

By Gagandeep Jassowal | Hindustan Times/Jalandhar, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 03:08 PM IST
The Pakistan government reopened the abandoned gurdwara and the Evacuee Trust Property Board had unveiled a plan to reopen the gurdwara after restoration.
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Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh (centre, first row) outside the Akal Takht secretariat in Amritsar before leaving for Pakistan on Wednesday for taking part in a function at Nankana Sahib.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh (centre, first row) outside the Akal Takht secretariat in Amritsar before leaving for Pakistan on Wednesday for taking part in a function at Nankana Sahib.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Sikh jatha led by Akal Takht jathedar leaves for Nankana Sahib in Pakistan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 12:30 PM IST
Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and Evacuee Trust Property Board have invited Giani Harpreet Singh to attend a function being held to mark the anniversary of the massacre at the birthplace of Guru Nanak on February 21, 1921
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1,100 Indian Sikhs arrive at Pakistan’s Panja Sahib

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 01:24 PM IST
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Sikh devotees wave as they leave in a bus for Pakistan via Attari-Wagah border, to take part in a religious procession to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, in Amritsar, July 30, 2019.(PTI File)
Sikh devotees wave as they leave in a bus for Pakistan via Attari-Wagah border, to take part in a religious procession to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, in Amritsar, July 30, 2019.(PTI File)

Pakistan to give visas to 10,000 Indian pilgrims for Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary celebrations

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Amritsar, Amritsar
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 11:03 AM IST
It was decided at the meeting to give visas to 10,000 Indian pilgrims for the Guru’s birth anniversary celebrations, though there is a provision to issue 3,000 visas under the bilateral agreement, said a member of the ETPB.
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(LtoR) Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh, DSGMC president Manjinder Singh Sirsa and SGPC chief Gobind Singh Longowal presenting a Quran translated into Gurmukhi to the Evacuee Trust Property Board chairman Amir Ahmed at Nankana Sahib on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.(HT Photo)
(LtoR) Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh, DSGMC president Manjinder Singh Sirsa and SGPC chief Gobind Singh Longowal presenting a Quran translated into Gurmukhi to the Evacuee Trust Property Board chairman Amir Ahmed at Nankana Sahib on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.(HT Photo)

After confusion, Pakistan gives permission for nagar kirtan to Indian Sikh pilgrims

By Gurpreet Singh Nibber | Hindustan Times, Nankana Sahib, Nankana Sahib
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 01:57 PM IST
Trouble began when officials of Pakistan’s ETPB feigned ignorance about Sikh institutions — SGPC and DSGMC — at a meeting.
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The ongoing constrution work on Kartarpur Corridor in Narowal district of Pakistan’s Punjab province where Gurdwara Darbar Sahib is located.(HT Photo)
The ongoing constrution work on Kartarpur Corridor in Narowal district of Pakistan’s Punjab province where Gurdwara Darbar Sahib is located.(HT Photo)

Work on Kartarpur corridor in full swing on Pakistan side

By Gurpreet Singh Nibber | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 04:10 PM IST
Heavy earthmoving machines are working round the clock to make the corridor a reality at the earliest, ETPB secretary Tariq Wazir told HT over telephone.
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On a day when both India and Pakistan made progress on building Kartarpur corridor, two officials of the Indian High Commission in Pakistan were reportedly humiliated and barred from entering gurdwaras in the neighbouring country.(PTI)
On a day when both India and Pakistan made progress on building Kartarpur corridor, two officials of the Indian High Commission in Pakistan were reportedly humiliated and barred from entering gurdwaras in the neighbouring country.(PTI)

Indian High Commission officials reportedly barred from entering gurdwaras in Pakistan over film screening

By Press Trust of India | Lahore
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2018 07:57 PM IST
Two officials of the Indian High Commission were not allowed to enter Gurdwara Nankana Sahib on Wednesday night and Gurdwara Sacha Sauda on Thursday, both in Punjab province of Pakistan.
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Pak’s first Sikh police officer alleges was thrashed, forcibly evicted from his house

By Press trust of India | Hindustan Times, Lahore, Lahore
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 03:18 PM IST
In a video that is doing the rounds on social media, Gulab Singh can be seen pleading to police to give him “at least 10 minutes” to be in the place where they have been staying since 1947.
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The flags of India and Pakistan.(Representative photo)
The flags of India and Pakistan.(Representative photo)

Indian on pilgrimage fails to return home from Pakistan

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2018 08:47 PM IST
Amarjit Singh, 24, was part of a Sikh Jatha that returned on Saturday.
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