A National Defence University (NDU) delegation of senior military officers from 45 different friendly countries visited Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Hassanabdal.
During the visit, the foreign military officials have lauded efforts of Pakistani government for better upkeep and preservation of religious places of different religions in the country.
The delegation was headed by Air Vice Marshal Syed Sabahat Hassan Shah and officers from the army, navy, air force, civil service officers and military officers from friendly countries and faculty members of NDU Islamabad.
The foreign military officers visited various parts of the Sikh temple especially the sacred Sikh religious stone imprint with hand of Baba Guru Nanak- founder of Sikh religion.
Deputy Secretary Shrines Evacuee Trust Property Board, Imran Gondal briefed the delegation about history and importance of Gurdwara Panja Sahib for Sikh community.
The participants were also briefed about the about initiative taken by Pakistan to open the Kartarpur Corridor for the facilitation of Sikh community adding that it was the long-standing desire of Sikhs to visa free visit one of their holiest places in Pakistan.
Imran Gondal also informed the under training military officers about various development projects launched for upkeep and provision of different facilities, especially welfare, boarding and lodging at various religious places of the minorities across the country.
On the occasion, Chairman Evacuee trust property board (ETPB) Dr. Aamer Ahmed said government of Pakistan and ETPB is committed to the protection of rights of minorities in the country.