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Pakistan issues 163 visas to Sikh pilgrims

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New Delhi: The Pakistan High Commission on Tuesday said it has issued visas to 163 Sikh pilgrims from India.
Under the provision of a bilateral protocol on visits to religious shrines, Sikh and Hindu pilgrims from India visit Pakistan every year. Pakistani pilgrims also visit India every year under the protocol.
“On the eve of Martyrdom Day of Guru Arjun Dev Jee, the Pakistan high commission has issued 163 visas to Sikh pilgrims from India to participate in the annual festival scheduled to be held in Pakistan from June 8 to 17 June,” the high commission said in a statement.
It said the issuance of pilgrimage visas is in line with the Pakistan government’s commitment to fully implement the bilateral protocol on visits to religious shrines between the two countries.
Pakistan’s Charge d’Affaires Aftab Hasan Khan extended his felicitations to the pilgrims and wished them a fulfilling visit to Pakistan.
“During the visit, the pilgrims would, inter alia, go to Panja Sahib, Nankana Sahib and Kartarpur Sahib. They would enter Pakistan on June 8 and return to India on June 17,” the high commission said.

 


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