Ganda Singh Wala

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Full-length It is the snapshot of Ganda sing border kasur where the flag lowering ceremony is underway in feb 2010
Ganda Singh Wala Border, Flag Lowering Ceremony

Ganda Singh Wala (Urdu: گنڈا سِنگھ والا‎), (Shahmukhi: گندا سنگھ والا Gurmukhi: ਗੰਡਾ ਸਿੰਘ ਵਾਲ਼ਾ) is a village in Kasur District in the West Punjab (Pakistan). The village was named after Ganda Singh Datt.[citation needed]} It lies on the border with Eastern Punjab (India), opposite the Eastern Punjab village of Hussainiwala, near Firozpur.

The border crossing is now closed. In the 1960s and 1970s, it was the principal road crossing between India and Pakistan,[1] but was replaced by the border crossing at Wagah, a little further north. In 2005 there were proposals to reopen the border,[2] but it remained closed. More recently the Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif proposed the reopening of the border when he visited Attari in India.[citation needed]

Since 1970 there has been a daily Retreat Ceremony at the border crossing, similar to the Wagah border ceremony.[3]

With the construction of a new road from Lahore to Kasur road the village, now 45 minutes drive from Lahore, has gained economic importance. A nearby village named Burj Naamdaar is noted for the cultivation of bamboo. Burj Bamboo Company is the leading producer of bamboo in Pakistan.[citation needed]

The Sutlej River flows by Ganda Singh Wala, and the area is prone to flooding.[4]

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