Pakistan has been criticized in international forums for failing to protect the religious sites of minorities. After this, it seems that Islamabad has started walking on the straight path. Actually, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government of Pakistan is going to take a Gurudwara (Gurudwara) built in the 19th century under its supervision. The provincial government will rebuild the gurdwara and reopen it for devotees. Please tell that this gurudwara was built during the reign of Sikh ruler Hari Singh Nalwa.
Officials of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said that this gurdwara located in Mansehra district is currently closed for worship. It is currently being used as a temporary library. The Provincial Auqaf and Department of Religious Affairs had suggested the local government to put the reconstruction proposal before the ‘Evacuee Property Trust Board’ (EPTB) in Lahore. The EPTB is a statutory board that manages the religious properties and temples of Hindus and Sikhs who went to India after partition.
Who is Hari Singh Nalwa?
Hari Singh Nalwa (1791–1837) was the commander of the Sikh Empire. He is remembered for the battles of Kasur, Sialkot, Attock, Multan, Kashmir, Peshawar and Jamrud. It is said that more than 56 buildings including forts, towers, gurudwaras, tanks have been built under his direct supervision. Let us know that many major gurdwaras and ancient temples are located in Pakistan. Pakistan is criticized all over the world for their plight. However, in recent times the government of Pakistan seems to be taking steps to maintain them.