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Farming launched at Kartarpur

NAROWAL: Work has been started on a farming scheme spanning over 64 acres of agricultural land in Kartarpur to grow wheat, rice, vegetables and fruits for Sikh pilgrims.
Kartarpur Management Unit Chief Executive Officer Muhammad Latif says a farming project has been started on the agricultural land adjoining Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur of Baba Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion.
He says wheat, rice, vegetables and fruits will be cultivated according to the season.
He says food will be prepared in the anchorage of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib from the produce obtained from the land.
Mr Latif says Sikh pilgrims coming to Kartarpur from all over the world will be served with breads, rice, vegetables and fruits. “Baba Guru Nanak spent the last 18 years of his life practising farming in Kartarpur.”
Coming from India via the Kartarpur Corridor, the Sikh Sangat, in collaboration with the Kartarpur Management Unit formally inaugurated the farming project on Wednesday.
On this occasion, Sardar Gobind Singh [Head Giani of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur] prayed for the success of the project and increased production.
PENALISED: The Sialkot district police officer has suspended from service a station house officer, penalised six policemen for absence from duty and transferred 32 officials posted on ‘unnecessary duties’ at DPO office.
According to district police spokesman Khurram Shehzad Malik, DPO Muhammad Hassan Iqbal paid a surprise visit to various police stations on Tuesday night.
He said the DPO suspended Ringpur SHO Inspector Shaukat Ali of Ringpura for negligence in performance of duty. ASIs Nafees Rasool, Ashfaq Ahmed, naib moharrar Javed, constables Tauseef and Yousuf have been penalised for absence from duty.
Hassan Iqbal has immediately transferred 32 officials who have been ‘unnecessarily’ posted at the DPO office for the last several years.

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