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Imran Khan to open Baba Guru Nanak University in Nankana Sahib

Prime Minister Imran Khan will lay the foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak University on October 28 at Nankana Sahib, ahead of the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor.

According to local media reports, prior to the opening of Kartarpur Corridor in November, the prime minister will break ground for Baba Guru Nanak University at 11:00 am on Oct 28 Monday.

In a statement, Interior Minister Ijaz Shah said this will be the first university of its kind in which focus will be laid on Punjabi and Khalsa languages.

The University will also work to promote religious tourism in the country, besides serving as a community centre for the Sikh community-based in Pakistan and abroad.

After laying the foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak University, the premier will leave for Lahore to hold important meetings.

On Thursday, officials from Pakistan and India signed an agreement for opening the Kartarpur Corridor, to mark the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism.

In a signing ceremony at Zero Point, Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director General South Asia and SAARC Dr. Muhammad Faisal and India’s Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs S.C.L. Das signed the agreement on behalf of their respective countries.

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