Washington – The Pakistani Embassy in Washington has hosted the second episode of a Webcast Series on tourism entitled “Sikh Yatra through Pakistan – A virtual show”.
Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar in his speech highlighted the tourism potential in Pakistan in general and religious tourism related to the Yatras Sikhs in Pakistan in particular.
The governor informed the participants about the government’s efforts to promote interfaith harmony. He informed the international Sikh community about efforts and initiatives being taken by Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government to facilitate visa facilities.
He further added that our aim is to facilitate Sikh worshipers who come from all over the world to carry out their religious rituals by building infrastructure so that they can easily access their places of worship and provide hotels equipped with modern facilities. facilities for a comfortable stay.
Begum Parveen Sarwar, wife of the Governor of Punjab, also took part in the discussion and invited the international Sikh community especially the United States to come and visit Pakistan. He added that tree planting had started in Kartarpur to commemorate the legacy of Baba Guru Nanak.
Ambassador Dr. Asad Majeed Khan in his opening remarks emphasized that this webcast event is part of a series initiated by efforts to elevate our tourism potential among the US community. He further underlined that the beauty and diversity of our land and the generosity of our people define us for those who come to visit Pakistan.
Amardeep Singh, author of two pioneering books, entitled, ‘Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan’ and ‘The Quest Continues: Lost Heritage of Sikh Legacy in Pakistan’ urges the Sikh community to venture beyond some functional sites and explore the vast expanses of heritage Sikhs in Pakistan are waiting to be taken advantage of. He screened the documentary “Legacy Yearns for Footsteps” on a webcast.
Harbir Kaur Bhatia, a technologist and active Sikh civil entrepreneur, shares how he has built bridges across Pakistan through his Sikh heritage.
Jasdip Singh praised Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government initiative in opening up the Kartarpur corridor and urged the Sikh community to make concerted efforts to make optimal use of its potential as a heritage as well as religious site.
Dr. Dalvir Singh Pannu during his presentation highlighted 270 landscapes of Sikh heritage across Pakistan, from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa mountainous plains to the Balochistan desert. This has been documented in his book “The Sikh Heritage: Beyond Borders”.
The webinar was widely attended by key stakeholders from the US tourism sector including the Sikh Diaspora as well as tour operators, travel agents, influencers, and travel journalists from across the US.