Pakistan Issues Visas to Sikh Pilgrims

Pakistan’s High Commission, has issued 163 visas to Sikh pilgrims from India to participate in the annual festival on the eve of Martyrdom Day of Guru Arjun Dev, to be held in Pakistan from June 8-17, 2022.

The issuance of visas was covered 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 were in addition to the visas granted to Sikh pilgrims participating in these events from other countries, a press release issued here by Pakistan High Commission said.

Expressing his views on the auspicious occasion, Charge d’ Affaires Aftab Hasan Khan said, “Pakistan takes immense pride in preserving sacred religious places and providing necessary facilitation to the visiting pilgrims. During the visit, the pilgrims will go to Panja Sahib, Nankana Sahib and Kartarpur Sahib. They will enter Pakistan on June 8, 2022 and return back to India on June 17, 2022.