Pak cabinet nod to rly station at Nankana Sahib
The Pakistan cabinet today approved construction of a railway station at the Sikh holy city of Nankana Sahib in Punjab and decided to name it after the faith’s founder, Guru Nanak Dev.
Nankana Sahib is the birthplace of Guru Nanak Dev, who also first began preaching here. The city has high historic and religious value and is a popular pilgrimage site for Sikhs from all over the world.
Last November, India and Pakistan agreed to set up the border crossing linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev, to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district. Kartarpur Sahib is located in Pakistan’s Narowal across the Ravi, 4 km from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine. Pakistan had said it would provide land for the construction of a railway station.