Pakistan is an unexplored country to a certain extent. Especially its people and their way of life. Known for being of Muslim majority, the image that it carries is that of a conservative country.
However, there is always a certain truth to everything. Pakistan has always been tolerant towards its minorities, especially the locals. The years of harmony between the Hindu community and the Muslims in Sindh is surely an example of that.
The opening of the Kartarpur corridor:
There have been several attempts at building false propaganda and spreading untrue rumors. However, Pakistan has always managed to show its positive side through well-thought actions.
The recent tension between India and Pakistan saw false claims coming from the other side of the border. But Pakistan rose above its neighbours’ naivety and responded with tremendous hormonal decisions.
Pakistan made the opening of Kartarpur corridor its top priority amidst tensions. So much so that it left no stone unturned and even managed to convince a reluctant India.
This really paved the way for tremendous appreciation:
Following this historic decision, Prime Minister Imran Khan also announced the opening of a university named after Guru Nanak, founder of Sikhism. This year marks the 55oth birth anniversary of the founder of Sikh religion Guru Nanak.
This alone makes the whole occasion so momentous. To commemorate this the government has announced the issuance of a coin.
The decision sends a very important message to our minorities that there is always a place for them in Pakistan. The coin will be available to the Sikhs visiting the gurdwara next month.
The visitors can buy it for Rs. 50. The Prime Minister posted the picture of the coin on his official Facebook account. The coin is made of silver with a picture of the famous Guru Nanak Gurdwara imposed on the coin.
Additionally, the government will also issue a commemorative postage stamp with an image of the Gurdwara Janam Asthan available for Rs. 8 for the visitors.
We in Pakistan are literally setting an example for religious harmony. The Kartarpur Corridor will allow millions of Sikhs to visit their most revered places. The Guru Nanak gurdwara is the biggest gurdwara and also the most important one.
The year is also religiously significant for the Sikhs as we have already told you that it is the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak. On November 9th the PM will officially inaugurate the Kartarpur Corridor.