Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti Sunday praised Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for taking steps to name a forest reserve after Guru Nanak Dev, but hit out at the Centre saying its "top priority" seems to be renaming ancient cities and building Ram temple in Ayodhya.
"How times change. Centre's top priority is seemingly renaming historic cities and building Ram Mandir. On the other hand, heartening to see that Pakistani prime minister has initiated steps to name Baloki forest reserve after Guru Nanakji & create a university under his name," the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister tweeted.
She was reacting to Imran's announcement that he was taking steps to name the wild life reserve after Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism.
"The Baloki Forest Reserve and a new University in Nankana Sahib will be established and named after Baba Guru Nanak. Pakistan belongs to all citizens equally and we will ensure that Sikh pilgrims are facilitated for 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak," Khan said at a function.
The Great Diwali Discount!
Unlock 75% more savings this festive season. Get Moneycontrol Pro for a year for Rs 289 only.
Coupon code: DIWALI. Offer valid till 10th November, 2019 .
Updated Date: Feb 10, 2019 17:54:20 IST