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Pakistan to build memorial in memory of Sikh warrior

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Moga, Feb 24 (UNI) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today said his counterpart in Pakistan's Punjab Pervez Ilahi had assured him that a suitable memorial would be constructed in memory of famous Sikh General Hari Singh Nalwa, who commanded the armies of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

This memorial would be in the form of a hospital and would be constructed at the warrior's native village in Gujranwala district of Pakistan, he said. Incidentally, Chaudhry Pervez also hails from the same district.

Chaudhry Pervez gave this assurance to Punjab Tourism and PWD Minister Partap Singh Bajwa who met him during his recent three day visit to Pakistan, Capt Singh today told mediapersons here.

The Chief Minister said that he would be joining the religious procession from Tarn Taran to Lahore being organised by the SGPC in July in connection with the martyrdom of Guru Arjun Dev. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had already accepted the invitation of the SGPC to participate in the Indian leg of the procession.

Capt Singh indicated that he had invited the Prime Minister to participate in the 75th anniversary of the martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev which falls on March 23.

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