Pakistan issues 2,200 visas to Indian pilgrims

Published - April 09, 2019 10:20 pm IST - NEW DELHI

Pakistan has issued 2,200 visas to Indian pilgrims for attending the Baisakhi celebrations that will be held in various Sikh shrines in Pakistan during April 12-21.

“During their visit to Pakistan, the yatrees would visit the holiest shrines of Panja Sahib, Nankana Sahib, and Kartarpur Sahib,” a statement from the High Commission of Pakistan stated on Tuesday.

The High Commission said the latest bunch of visas to Indian pilgrims was issued in addition to the visas to Sikhs residing in other countries.

In a message to Indian pilgrims, High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood said, “We extend our profound greetings and felicitations to all our brothers and sisters celebrating this auspicious occasion and wish the visitors a spiritually fulfilling journey.” The statement claimed that by issuing the visas, Pakistan has displayed commitment to preserving religious places in Pakistan.

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