Minorities enjoy equal rights in Pakistan: Siddique ul Farooq

LAHORE, June 16 (APP): Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Chairman Siddiqul Farooq on Thursday said arms race in the region was not in favour of any country.

Addressing the main ceremony ‘Bhog Akhand Paath Sahib’ of Sikh pilgrims regarding martyrdom day of Guru Arjun Dev Jee at Gurdwara Dera Sahib here, he said resolution of the Kashmir issue would help resolve other issues between Pakistan and India.

He added issues between Pakistan and India could be resolved through peace and love.

The chairman said Sikh pilgrims would be welcomed whenever they will visit their holy places in Pakistan.

He said all minorities living in Pakistan hold complete liberty and rights to practice their rituals.

He advised the Sikh community to forge unity over Nanak Shahi Calender.

He welcomed all Pardhans of the Sikh Community of the world to come to Nankana Sahib on the birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanka Sahib and resolve the problem.

Siddiqul Farooq said demands of the Sikh pilgrims would be fulfilled. He said work in connection with setting up of Baba Guru Nanak University had been completed and the university would be inaugurated in November.

The pilgrims will leave for India through a special train
on Friday (June 17).