Centuries old ‘Palace of Baba Guru Nanak’ demolished in Pakistan

The ‘Palace of Baba Guru Nanak’, said to have been built over four centuries ago was partially demolished by a group of vandals, Dawn news reported.

 A group of locals partially demolished a four-storey centuries-old building allegedly with the connivance of auqaf department officials and even sold its precious windows, doors and ventilators.

The people in the area requested Prime Minister Imran Khan to take action against those responsible. “The Auqaf department was informed about the demolition of the building by some influential persons, but no officer or official took any action or even reached here,” a local said. He also added that ,“This old building is called the Palace of Baba Guru Nanak and we have named it Mahalan. A number of Sikhs from across the world, including India, used to visit this building.”

The walls of the four-storey building had pictures of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak as well as of various Hindu rulers and princes.