Pakistan issues commemorative coin to mark Guru Nanak’s 550th anniversary


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s State Bank has issued a commemorative coin to mark the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion, government information department tweeted on Wednesday.

With a picture of the Sikh temple in the background, the PKR50 commemorative coin is inscribed with the words “550th Birthday Celebrations – SRI GURU NANAK DEV JI 1469-2019.”

The coin was issued just days after Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the foundation stone for the Baba Guru Nanak University on October 28. On November 9 to mark the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Pakistan and India would open the Kartarpur Corridor.

Early this month on October 24 both south Asian neighbors had signed an agreement for opening the Corridor. The Kartarpur Corridor connects the Sikh shrines of Dera Baba Nanak Sahib in India’s Punjab region to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan.

This corridor is expected to facilitate visa-free travel for 5,000 pilgrims daily. Imran Khan invites Navjot Singh Sidhu for Kartarpur Corridor opening ceremony on Nov 9

Navjot Singh invited

Meanwhile, Pakistan government has invited Congress leader and former Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for the opening ceremony of the Kartapur Corridor on November 9, news agency ANI reported. The invitation was extended to Sidhu on the orders of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.