Navjot Singh Sidhu made a request to Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Navjot Singh Sidhu made a request to Pakistan PM Imran Khan

*Chandigarh: *

Punjab minister and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has made a request to Pakistan PM Imran Khan.

He wrote a letter to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday, requesting him not to allow building of concrete structures around Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara and to regulate the movement of pilgrims for preserving the sanctity of the historic Sikh shrine.

The cricketer-turned-politician has also written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, raising similar demands for Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab's Gurdaspur.

" the plans for the development works to be undertaken for the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Nanak (Guru Nanak), the sacredness and serenity of Kartarpur Sahib should not be compromised as hearts of millions of pilgrims across the world yearn for this historic moment," Mr Sidhu wrote to Mr Khan, also a cricketer-turn-politician.

"To preserve the sanctity of Kartarpur Sahib, I request that in the 104 acres of land that surrounds the Gurudwara Sahib at Kartarpur (in Pakistan), we can avoid building any new concrete structures and altering the historical structures on the sites," he said.

Mr Sidhu also requested for regulating the movement of pilgrims.