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US welcomes opening of Kartarpur corridor

WASHINGTON: While hailing Pakistan’s initiative of opening Kartarpur Corridor, the US State Department has said it welcomes efforts to increase people-to-people contact between India and Pakistan, ARY News reported on Thursday. In a statement, the State Department said that “we encourage steps that build confidence and foster dialogue between the two countries.” The State Department further said that “the normalization of relations between Pakistan and India is vital to both countries, and the region.” Prime…

‘Economic progress is reliant on railway’s development’

RAWALPINDI: Federal Minister of Railway Sheikh Rashid Ahmad on Monday conditioned the economic prosperity of the country with the development of its railway department. While speaking at an event of a government school in Rawalpindi, the minister boastfully mentioned, "Within 100 days of the new government, we launched 10 trains which are tantamount to 20." If railway does not progress then country's economy can not grow either, the minister stressed. "We will run trains for Sikh community till Nankana Sahib and…

Govt gives nod to export of Sikh holy water

LAHORE: Pakistani authorities have allowed export of holy water from well at Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in the country. The well has also been made functional for the purpose. Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Chairman Siddiqul Farooq told a Senate committee that the well had been shaped and a filtration plant had been set up over it so that Sikh devotees could drink the water. Report also cited Farooq as confirming reopening of three ancient gurdwaras visited by the founder of Sikhism, Baba Guru Nanak. "The…