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June 20, 2021

Rs one million released for Hari Singh Nalwa’s Haveli

LAHORE : The Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) has released Rs One million to restore and renovate Hari Singh Nalwa’s Haveli in Katas Raj.

According to ETPB spokesperson Amir Hashmi, Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (PSGPC) and ETPB in a joint adventure have decided to restore and renovate Haveli of Hari Singh Nalwa in Katas Raj. Renovation and restoration of the Haveli of Hari Singh Nalwa would be completed under the supervision of PSGPC.

The purpose of restoration and renovation of the Haveli is to acknowledge the services of Hari Singh and to show the culture of Sikhs, said Amir Hashmi.

According to Amir Hashmi, Dr Aamir Ahmed, chairman of Evacuee Trust Property Board, had said the national heritage would be saved following the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and sayings of Quaid-e-Azam.

It is pertinent to mention here that Hari Singh Nalwa (1791–1837) was the commander-in-chief of the Sikh Khalsa Fauj. He is known for his role in the conquests of Kasur, Sialkot, Attock, Multan, Kashmir, Peshawar and Jamrud. Hari Singh Nalwa was credited to expanding the frontier of the Sikh Empire beyond the Indus River right up to the mouth of the Khyber Pass. At the time of his death, the western boundary of the empire was Jamrud. He served as governor of Kashmir, Peshawar and Hazara. He established a mint on behalf of the Sikh Empire to facilitate revenue collection in Kashmir and Peshawar.