ISLAMABAD – In a heartwarming moment, two brothers who were separated during partition were reunited after 7 decades in Kartarpur on Wednesday.
The religious corridor, connecting the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan with India, has made it possible as the 80-year-old resident of Faisalabad, Siddique, met with elder brother Habib who arrived from the Phullanwal area of Punjab in India.
In the viral clip, the emotional brothers, who were separated due to the Pakistan-India partition, could not control their emotions and burst into tears of joy after hugging each other while social sites were abuzz with the reunion clip.
My heart 🥺. . Post partition (1947) that would be 74 years, Two brothers meeting for the first time 🇮🇳🤝❤️🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/poDTi9w1Qy— Sonia Singh (@thesinghsonia) January 12, 2022
Pakistani citizen told news outlets that his brother and sister had gone to his grandparents’ house with his mother in 1947 amid a war-like situation. He said my father and other family members decided to migrate immediately to save lives and we moved to Pakistan.
Habib, who visited Kartarpur from India, hailed the corridor initiative saying the corridor will help other people who were separated from their families during the partition. He said it was the happiest day of his life.
Prime Minister Imran Khan formally inaugurated the Corridor in November 2019, which paved the way for Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit one of their holiest sites in Pakistan without needing a visa.
Ever since its inauguration, the border crossing has become the point of union and reunion for many separated by Partition in 1947.
In a similar situation, Muhammad Bashir from Narowal had also met his friend Sardar Gopal Singh, they were also separated during the Partition in 1947.
Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold increased by thousands of rupees due to an upward trend in the international market.
On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,800 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,450.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs201,482, 21 karat rate costs Rs192,325 and 18k gold rate is Rs164,850.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Sunday.
|Lahore||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Karachi||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Islamabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Peshawar||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Quetta||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Sialkot||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Attock||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Gujranwala||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Jehlum||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Multan||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Gujrat||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Nawabshah||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Chakwal||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Hyderabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Nowshehra||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Sargodha||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Faisalabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Mirpur||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|