WCLA to help restore Sikh sites in Jhelum

The gurdwara would become a tourist site as well as an attraction for the Sikh community from around the world, he added...

GUJRAT: The Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) will provide technical expertise for the rehabilitation of at least three sacred sites of the Sikh community in Jhelum district.

The sites include Gurdwara Bhai Karam Singh in Jhelum city, Gurdwara Choa Sahib and Janam Asthan Mata Sahib Kaur located within the limits of the historical Rohtas Fort near Dina...

...He added that the WCLA experts would study the project, including the estimated cost as well as its feasibility, after which the government would be requested for the required funds. The authority would send a team of experts for a tour of Jhelum next week, he added.

Earlier, talking to senior officials of the district administration, Mr Lashari said that the Bhai Karam Singh Gurdwara would be rehabilitated to its genuine form with the help of old photographs, maps and building designs, and a museum on the Lok Virsa model as well as a book centre and restaurants established.

The gurdwara would become a tourist site as well as an attraction for the Sikh community from around the world, he added.

Later, the WCLA delegation visited the Rohtas Fort and inspected the Gurdwara Choa Sahib and Janam Asthan Mata Sahib Kaur and directed the local administration to restore these sites.

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