Pakistan Grants 2,200 Visas to Indian Sikh Pilgrims for Baisakhi celebrations

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The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi announced on Thursday that it has issued over 2,200 visas to Sikh pilgrims from India to attend the traditional Baisakhi celebrations.
The distribution of visas is controlled under the framework of the Pakistan-India Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines of 1974. Through this framework, a large number of Sikh pilgrims travel from India to Pakistan to participate in various religious festivals.
The issuance of pilgrimage visas was in line with the Pakistani government’s commitment to fully implement the bilateral protocol between the two countries, as per the statement from Pakistan’s High Commission.
Charge d’Affaires Aftab Hasan Khan, in his remarks on the auspicious occasion, expressed his deepest felicitations to the pilgrims and wished them a rewarding and satisfying pilgrimage.
“Pakistan takes immense pride in preserving sacred religious places and providing necessary facilitation to the visiting pilgrims,” he said.
The pilgrims will enter Pakistan on April 12 and visit places including Panja Sahib, Nankana Sahib, and Kartarpur Sahib before returning to India on April 21.

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