After Kartarpur, India may seek yet another initiative with Pakistan
ISLAMABAD - After Kartarpur, Pakistan India may launch yet another joint initiative.
As India and Pakistan opened the much-awaited corridor to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, one of the two most important places related to Guru Nanak Dev, the members of Sikh community demanded yet another initiative.
Sikh community asked A bus service that connected Amritsar to Nankana Sahib, the birth place of the founder of Sikhism, also located in the neighbouring country.
Amritsar-Nankana Sahib bus service, Lahore-Delhi, and Lahore-Amritsar bus service have been suspended on August 10 this year following India’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcating the state into two Union Territories.
Two trains – the Thar Express and Samjhauta Express have also been stopped.
The Sikh pilgrims from India now visit Nanakana Sahib as part of jathas sent by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).
The Punj-Aab Express, as the bus plying between Nankana Sahib and Amritsar was known, was launched by in 2006 by then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh link as a confidence building measure between the two countries.