Pakistan makes preparations for Sikh pilgrims on Guru Nanak’s start anniversary: FO

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Pakistan has made wide-ranging preparations to facilitate the inward motion of Sikh pilgrims to have a good time Guru Nanak’s start anniversary, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Asim Iftikhar Ahmad, stated Friday.

While talking at a weekly briefing, Ahmad stated that Pakistan opened the Kartarpur Corridor in June 2020, including that he hopes the Indian authorities will enable Sikh residents to benefit from the transit path to Kartarpur.

“We are ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims coming to Pakistan on the occasion of Guru Nanak’s 552nd birth anniversary,” Ahmad stated. 

Pakistan points 3,000 visas to Indian Sikh pilgrims

An announcement issued by the Pakistan High Commission for India stated that the fee has issued round 3,000 visas to Indian Sikh pilgrims to travel to Pakistan on the eve of the 552nd start anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak.

The celebrations will happen from November 17 to November 26, 2021,  learn the assertion.

 During their keep in Pakistan, the Sikh pilgrims would pay obeisance at completely different gurdwaras, together with Gurdwara Janam Asthan in Nankana Sahib and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur.

Visas to the Sikh pilgrims have been issued underneath the Pakistan-India Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines of 1974, which offers for the go to of three,000 Sikh pilgrims from India for the birthday celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak. Thousands of Sikh pilgrims residing in international locations apart from India would even be visiting Pakistan to attend the occasion.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken a number of initiatives for the facilitation of Sikh pilgrims, together with the historic opening of the visa-free Kartarpur Sahib Corridor in November 2019 on the event of the 550th start anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak.

The magnificent, newly constructed Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib advanced was a present by the individuals of Pakistan and their management to the Sikh group from India and worldwide.

Pakistan High Commission in India has additionally prolonged profound felicitations to the Sikh group in India and the world over on the 552nd Birth Anniversary of the founding father of the Sikh faith. The High Commission additionally needs a spiritually-rewarding yatra to the pilgrims visiting Pakistan on this event.

The issuance of the utmost variety of pilgrimage visas is consistent with the Government of Pakistan’s efforts for selling visits to spiritual shrines in Pakistan.