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SGPC gets Kar Seva of Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan

August 7, 2015 | By

Amritsar: The Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) and the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) have decided to hand over the “kar sewa” of historic Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib to the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC).

Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan

Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan

Kartarpur Sahib is located just about 3 KMs from Dera Baba Nanak and Sikhs have long been demanding unrestricted access to the historic shrine through a visa-free corridor connecting the two places. The corridor, when constructed, would be an important channel of hassle-free pilgrimage for the devotees.

The SGPC had long been demanding that the Kar Sewa of the historic gurdwaras in Pakistan. SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar said a Sarai for facilitating the stay of pilgrims was needed in Lahore and the SGPC should be given its work as well. He appealed both governments to facilitate the Kartarpur Sahib corridor.

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