The Government of Pakistan on 14 June 2013 decided to declare Panja Sahib as a holy city. The government will initiate steps for sorting out the issues related to the welfare of the Sikhs, who live at the pilgrimage site.
The decision of Pakistan Government was disclosed by Arif Chaudhry, Legal Counsel to Pakistan's Interior Ministry during his meeting with the Chief Minister of Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal at Chandigarh.
About Panja Sahib
It is believed that Panja Sahib is the house of a rock that has the hand print of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikh religion. This is a popular Sikh pilgrimage across the world. Panja Sahib is located near Rawalpindi in Pakistan.