Pakistani minister Snubs Indian government over Sikhs treatment

Pakistani minister Snubs Indian government over Sikhs treatment

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s Minister for Anti-Narcotics Ijaz Ahmad Shah has said the establishment of Baba Guru Nanak University at Nankana Sahib will bring an educational revolution in the region.

Addressing the central ceremony of 100-year celebrations of Sikh Religious festival Saka at Nanakana Sahib, he said the construction work of the university will soon be completed.

The minister said that separate departments for Punjabi and Khalisapan will be made in the university and all funds would be spent by the Pakistan government for the university, the state broadcaster reported.

Shah said all minorities in India are facing atrocities by the Indian rulers and the majority, whereas all minorities in Pakistan have been given due respect by the society.

The function for the centenary of Sri Nankana Sahib massacre, which is popularly known as Saka Nankana Sahib, was jointly organised by Evacuee Trust Property and Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC).

A jatha from India was supposed to take part in the Nankana Sahib’s week-long programme, but before they could cross the Attari-Wagah border on February 18, the Centre denied the permission, citing "security concerns and Covid-19 threat".