Pakistan operates special train for Indian Sikh pilgrims


By Nasir Aijaz
AsiaN Representative

Lahore: Pakistan Railways’ special train for Indian Sikh pilgrims left Nankana Sahib railway-station of Punjab province on Sunday to Karachi, the southern coastal city and capital of Sindh province. The special train has been operated to facilitate Sikh community on the 550th birth anniversary of Sikh founder Baba Guru Nanak Sahib.

The train left Nankana Sahib at 10am for Karachi, where it will reach at 11.50am on Monday covering a distance of over 1200km making halt at six different stations.

The Pakistan Railways has designed the train especially for Sikh community on the special event and a special central hall has been made by laying carpets in an air-conditioned coach by removing seats where Sikh people will offer their religious rituals whereas one part of the coach has been dedicated to Guru Garanth Sahib.

The train has been adorned with the pictures of Baba Guru Nanak Sahib’s birth place of Nankana Sahib and last place Darbar Sahib Kartarpur as well as other religious things.

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