Pakistan Grants Visas to 163 Sikh Pilgrims


The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has granted visas to 163 Sikh pilgrims from India who will attend Guru Arjun Dev Jee’s annual Martyrdom Day on June 8-17, 2022.
According to a statement released on Tuesday, visas are issued under the framework of the Pakistan-India Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines of 1974.
“Every year, a large number of Sikh Yatrees from India visit Pakistan to observe various religious festivals/occasions. The visas issued from New Delhi are in addition to the visas granted to Sikh pilgrims participating in these events from other countries.”
The issuance of pilgrimage visas to religious pilgrims by the High Commission is in line with the government of Pakistan’s commitment to completely implement the Bilateral Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines between the two countries, as per the statement.
Charge d’Affaires Aftab Hasan Khan expressed his sentiments on the occasion, extending his heartfelt congratulations to the pilgrims and wishing them a rewarding and fulfilling yatra.
“Pakistan takes great pride in preserving sacred religious sites and providing necessary assistance to pilgrims,” he mentioned.
Pilgrims would visit Panja Sahib, Nankana Sahib, and Kartarpur Sahib, during their visit. They would arrive in Pakistan on June 8 and leave on June 17, 2022.


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