Pakistan: 200-year-old gurdwara in Quetta handed over to Sikhs after 73 years

The Siri Guru Singh Gurdwara located on Masjid Road in the centre of the city has been used as APWA Government High Girl...

Quetta: The government in Pakistan's Balochistan province has handed over a 200-year-old gurdwara to the Sikh community after a period of 73 years, a media report said on Thursday.

The Siri Guru Singh Gurdwara located on Masjid Road in the centre of the city has been used as APWA Government High Girls Sch­ool since 1947, said the Dawn news report.

"Restoring gurdwara as a place of worship for the Sikh community is a historical decision of the Balochistan government," Denesh Kumar, provincial parlia­m­e­ntary secretary and Adv­iser to the Chief Minister on Minority Affairs, said on Wednesday.

The students who were studying in APWA Government Girls High School have been asked to seek admission to nearby schools.

Sardar Jasbeer Singh, chairman of the Sikh Community Committee in Balochistan, welcomed the move and described it as a "gift from the Balochistan government to the Sikh community living in the province".

"The Sikh community of the province is very pleased that our ancient gurdwara has been handed over to us by the government of Pakistan and the Balochistan High Court after 73 years and now we are able to continue our religious practice there," Dawn news quoted Singh as saying...

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