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Mehbooba Mufti praises Imran Khan for naming forest after Guru Nanak, slams Centre over Ram Temple

  • Mufti criticised the Centre, saying that its top priority seemed to be renaming ancient cities and building Ram temple in Ayodhya

  • She reacted to Imran's announcement that he was taking steps to name the wild life reserve after Guru Nanak

  • Imran had said that he would ensure that Sikh pilgrims are facilitated for 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak

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.

 Mehbooba Mufti praises Imran Khan for naming forest after Guru Nanak, slams Centre over Ram Temple

File image of Mehbooba Mufti. PTI

"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.

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Updated Date: Feb 10, 2019 17:54:20 IST