Pakistan Grants Visas to Indian Sikhs for Baisakhi Celebrations

Fri Apr 07 2023
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ISLAMABAD: On the occasion of the Sikh religion’s annual Baisakhi celebrations, the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi issued 2,856 visas to Indian Sikh pilgrims to participate in a festival scheduled in from 9 to 18 April 2023.

The visas’ issuance was covered under the Pak-India Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines of 1974. Every year, a number of Sikh Yatrees from India visit Pakistan to observe and participate in religious festivals.

Pakistan also issues visas to Sikhs from countries

Pakistan also issues visas to Sikh pilgrims living in other countries.

The issuance of visas by the High Commission was in line with Pakistan’s commitment to fully implement the Bilateral Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines between the two nations.

Expressing his views on the occasion, Charge d’Affaires Salman Sharif extended his felicitations to the pilgrims and wished them a rewarding and fulfilling journey.

He said that Pakistan always remained committed to preserving sacred religious places and shrines and providing necessary facilitation to visiting pilgrims.

During the visit, the Sikhs pilgrims would go to Dera Sahib, Nankana Sahib, Panja Sahib, and Kartarpur Sahib. They would enter Pakistan on 9 April and return to their country on 18 April.

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