Around 3,000 sikh yatrees to arrive on Nov 2

LAHORE: Foolproof security arrangements are being finalised for sikh yatrees who are arriving here on November 2, to attend the 549th Janum Din of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Gi.

Chairman Muhammad Siddiqul Farooq said on Tuesday that around 3,000 sikh yatrees from India would arrive here at Wagha Railway Station through special train on November 2, for Janum Din celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak Sahib.

He said that CCTV cameras, walk-through gates, new boggies of railway for journey and other facilities would be provided to sikh yatrees.

He said tent village would be set up for yatrees and high power generators would be made available as back-up in case of loadshedding.

He said that special arrangements including accommodation and others were being ensured for sikh yatrees during their 10-day stay in Pakistan.

He said that every year around 20,000 to 30,000 sikh yatrees from Pakistan and other countries participate in the birth celebration of Baba Guru Nanak.

The main ceremony would be held at Gurdwara Janumasthan Nankana Sahib on Nov 4 and yatrees would return back to India on Nov 11.

ANF arrests Eight, drugs recovered

Multan .Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) has recovered 1413 kg drugs and arrested eight drug offenders in 11 counter-narcotics raids conducted across the country. The recovered drugs comprised 1403 kg hashish, 6.4 kg heroin and 3.2 kg amphetamine. as per details here on Tuesday.

According to sources ANF Lahore arrested Tajamal Hussain, resident of Sargodha at Allama Iqbal international Airport, Lahore and recovered 1.030 kg amphetamine, which was concealed in his trolley bag.

The accused intended to board for Saudi Arabia by flight no. EK-625. In another operation ANF Lahore seized 430 grams heroin from a UK bound parcel being sent through a courier service company based at Royal cargo complex Allama Iqbal international airport.

Parcel was booked from TCS office Peshawar. ANF Quetta in an intelligence based operation carried out at Murda Karez Tabay Achakzai road, tehsil Chaman and district Qilla Abdullah seized 1350 kg hashish.