Pakistan Assures Cleanup After Sewerage Water Leaks into Panja Sahib Sarovar

Sewerage pipes leaked dirty water into the Panja Sahib Sarovar causing discoloring of the Amrit Sarovar. The government of Pakistan has assured that the problem would be fixed and repair work would be monitored a person appointed by Imran Khan named Saeed Zulfi Bukhari.

The government official was onsite when the incident occurred and vowed to make additional changes. Zulfi stated additional parking would be created and all work will be done by the Punjab Government of Pakistan.

Gurdwara Panja Sahib is situated at Hasan Abdal, 48 km from Rawalpindi in Pakistan. This is one of the most holy places of Sikhism because it marks the spot where the founder of the faith, Guru Nanak Dev visited and instilled an important lesson for his adherents. Still visible is the sacred rock with the hand print of Guru Nanak.

Many thousands of faithful Sikhs from all over the globe visit this shrine. However, twice a year, during special celebrations, an enormous number of Sikh pilgrims attend this Gurdwara from every corner of the world. Special visas are allocated by the Pakistan government to cater for the increased demand.

The word “Panja” in Punjabi means an “outstretched palm” from the word “panj” which means “five”.

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