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Byline: S. Kamal Hayder Kazmi

Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak University at Nankana Sahib in Punjab Province. The initiative has been taken in connection with the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of the founder of Sikh religion Baba Guru Nanak who was born in Nankana Sahib, a small town in Punjab where Sikhs from around the world go for pilgrimage.This comes a week after officials from Pakistan and India inked an agreement for opening the Kartarpur Corridor on October 24. The agreement will facilitate the visa-free travel of 5,000 pilgrims daily in groups or individually, on foot or by bus to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib.

The temple, placed some 4km from the border with India, is believed to have been built on the site where Baba Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, died in the 16th Century. Prime Minister will formally inaugurate the Kartarpur Corridor on November 9. Imran Khan said that laying foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak University at Nankana Sahib is apt tribute on occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Kartarpur is the Madina of the Sikh community and Nankana Sahib is their Makkah, said Prime Minister. Setting up the university, Imran says, is part of his plans to give top priority to promote education sector. Imran said that members of Sikh community will also be able to get education at this university.

The university will work to promote religious tourism in Pakistan, besides serving as a community center for the Sikhs, based in the country and abroad...

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