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Pakistan PM appoints first Ambassador for Kartarpur Corridor to woo extra Sikh pilgrims

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Arora, 48, was elected as a member of the provincial meeting of Punjab for the second consecutive time period in 2020, based on his profile on the web site of Pakistan’s Punjab Assembly.

Islamabad,UPDATED: Mar 2, 2023 00:03 IST

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. (File Photo)

By Press Trust of India: Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has appointed Sardar Ramesh Singh Arora because the Ambassador-at-Large for Kartarpur Corridor as a part of efforts to draw Sikh pilgrims from internationally, a authorities notification stated on Wednesday.

The main Sikh chief will work within the place in an honorary capability, the notification stated.

Arora hailing from Kartarpur in Narowal can also be the central normal secretary of the Pakistan Muslim League (N) minorities wing. His household has been related to the safety and welfare of the Sikh holy websites at Kartarpur.

His appointment comes as Kartarpur failed to draw the variety of guests Pakistan authorities had imagined after opening the vital holy web site for Sikhs, particularly these in India.

The Kartarpur hall hyperlinks Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the ultimate resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, with the Dera Baba Nanak shrine within the Gurdaspur district in India’s Punjab state. The 4 km-long hall gives visa-free entry to Indian Sikh pilgrims to go to the Darbar Sahib.

In November 2019, Prime Minister Khan formally inaugurated the Kartarpur Corridor as a part of the commemoration of the 550th delivery anniversary of Guru Nanak at a vibrant ceremony, paving the best way for Indian Sikh pilgrims to go to one among their faith’s holiest websites in Pakistan without having a visa.

Arora, 48, was elected as a member of the provincial meeting of Punjab for the second consecutive time period in 2020, based on his profile on the web site of the Punjab Assembly.

In his first tenure throughout 2013-18, he was the primary parliamentarian in Punjab Assembly who got here from the Sikh neighborhood since 1947

Arora functioned because the chairman of the Standing Committee on Commerce and Investment throughout 2014-17; and as chairman of the Standing Committee on Human Rights and Minorities Affairs throughout 2017-18.

He performed a outstanding function in enacting “The Punjab Sikh Anand Karaj Marriage Act 2018”, making Pakistan the primary nation the place Sikh Marriages Registration Act is enforced, based on his profile.

He additionally served as a member of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) within the Government of Punjab; a member of the National Commission for Minorities below the Ministry of National Harmony throughout 2011-13; and as normal secretary of Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee throughout 2009-13.

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Mar 2, 2023

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