US$.4-5b revenue expected from tourism: Sarwar Int’l Sikh convention at Governor House on August 31

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Amraiz Khan

The Religious Tourism and Heritage Committee headed by Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has announced to hold “International Sikh Convention” in Lahore on August 31 while Federal Interior Minister Brigadier (r)Ijaz Shah has been made permanent member of the committee. This was announced in a meeting of religious tourism and heritage committee chaired by the Governor Punjab at the Governor’s House on Monday.
Federal Minister for Education and Culture Shafqat Mehmood, Religious Affairs Minister syed saeed ul hassan shah , Punjab Minister for Tourism Raja Yasir Humayun, Chairman Evacuee Board Trust, Commissioner Lahore Division and relevant officers from Kartarpur and Nankana Sahib participated in the meeting.
The Governor Punjab will visit Nankana Sahib after Kartarpur and a strategy has been finalised vis-à-vis arrangements in Nankana and Kartarpur regarding 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak . The meeting was briefed about arrangements made so far for birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak and Kartarpur Corridor.
The religious tourism and heritage committee decided in the meeting to launch full awareness campaign for making the birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak memorable and ensuring maximum participation of the Sikh community including that of India.
It was also decided in the meeting that International Sikh Convention will held at Governor House, Lahore in which the Sikh Yatrees from USA, UK, Canada and India will participate.
The meeting decided that Governor Punjab will meet Federal Interior Minister Brigadier (r) Ijaz Shah for ensuring maximum visas for the Sikh Yatrees coming for celebration of Baba Guru Nanak birth anniversary.

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