Nankana Sahib railway station of Pakistan’s Punjab province will be named after Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, railway minister Sheikh Rasheed said.
Pakistan railway minister Sheikh Rasheed said that the Nankana Sahib railway station in Pakistan's Punjab province will be named after Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism.
The minister visited the railway station on Sunday (September 1) and said that this railway station would be the best station in Pakistan. He added that this station would promote religious tourism in the country.
The city of Nankana Sahib is the capital of Nankana Sahib district. It is named after the first Guru, Guru Nanak of Sikhs, who was born in the city and first began preaching there.
The city is located about 91 kilometers from Lahore. It is a city of religious value, history and a popular pilgrimage site for Sikhs from all over the world.
"The railway station in Nankana would be named after Baba Guru Nanak. It would be one of the best railway stations in Pakistan," Rasheed was quoted as saying by The News.
"A new train, namely Baba Guru Nanak train, would be started from Lahore to Nankana soon," Rasheed said. He added that one or two more coaches would be added to the trains travelling on the track to reduce difficulties of the passengers.
According to reports, he has also given a deadline of October 30 for the completion of work on the railway station, the report said. The minister added that Prime Minister Imran Khan would inaugurate the railway station.
"The teachings of Guru Nanak give the lesson of peace. Pakistan is following the policy of peace," he said.
With PTI inputs
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Last Updated Sep 3, 2019, 8:37 AM IST