By Asia Samachar Team | PAKISTAN |
Pakistan will issue a commemorative coin to mark the 550th birth of Guru Nanak which is being marked with a massive programme in Kartarpur, the town where Guru Nanak spent the last part of his life in the once undivided Punjab.
The issuance of the coin comes on the heels of a number of other initiatives from the Pakistan side which is throwing open its arms to welcome Sikhs for the commemoration.
On 28 Oct, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak University in Nankana Sahib, the place of birth of Guru Nanak.
On Nov 9, Imran is scheduled to formally inaugurate the Kartarpur Corridor, the pathway between India and Pakistan that is being specially opened up for the major celebration that is attracting Sikhs and others globally.
The commemorative coins will be sold for Rs50, Evacuee Trust Property Board (EPTB) chairman Dr Amir Ahmed told The Express Tribune.
Pakistan will also issue postage stamps, carrying the image of Gurdwara Janam Asthan, worth Rs8.
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