Sikhs put off protest as Pak Govt cancels ‘plaza construction on gurdwara land’ deal

March 25th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Mar 25(ANI): The Pakistan Government has decided to cancel the land deal done by the Pakistan Evacuee Trust Property Board (PETPB) with a local dealer for constructing a plaza over Gurdwara Deewan Khana.

The Pakistani Sikhs also put off their protest call after high ranking officials from the government held a meeting with the local Sikh leaders on Friday and declared their intension to cancel the deal.

Pakistan’s Sikh community was supposed to stage a protest today against the illegal sale of the Gurdwara Diwan Khana’s land and construction of a plaza on the land belonging to a historic Gurdwara.

According to the Liaquat-Nehru Pact, which was signed by the then Pakistan Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan and the then Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in New Delhi on April 8, 1950, both governments would be the custodian of the properties of the Hindus, Sikhs and the Muslims in their respective countries, but they had been barred from selling these properties. (ANI)

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