November 6, 2014 | By Parmjeet Singh
Nankana Sahib, Pakistan: Thousands of Sikhs are visiting historic city of Nankana Sahib in Pakistan on the occasion of Parkash Gurpurb of Guru Nanak Ji. Nankana Sahib, named after Guru Nanak Ji, is the birth place of founder of the Sikh religion.
In wake of recent blast at Waugha border in Pakistan, killing more than fifty persons, there are serious security concerns for the Sikh yatris visiting Pakistan.
Media reports say four suspected ‘militants’ were arrested by West Punjab police on Wednesday (Nov. 05).
The West Punjab government has deputed hundreds of police and paramilitary Rangers to ensure peaceful celebrations after which the pilgrims will also visit Lahore and Panjandrum Sahib, near Hasan Abdal.
The Parkash Gurpurb celebrations will be held from November 7 to 11.
Four suspects, identified as Sadoo, Hidayatullah, Umer Farooq and Riasat Ali, were arrested from Sheikhupura district.
According to preliminary investigations, the suspects were present in a gurdwara in the district. They had arrived there in a car supporting a fake media sticker. The suspects entered the Gurdwara posing as mediapersons from Quetta, but were soon arrested.
The suspects, hailing from different cities, reached Nankana Sahib via Faisalabad.