1. Pakistan prepares to welcome Hindu, Sikh pilgrims at Nankana Sahib

Pakistan prepares to welcome Hindu, Sikh pilgrims at Nankana Sahib

More than 20,000 Hindus and Sikhs are expected to visit Pakistan this year to participate in 548th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev in Nankana Sahib.

By: | Lahore | Published: November 12, 2016 1:55 AM
The Indian pilgrims will also visit other gurdwaras in the Punjab province before they leave for their home on November 21. (Reuters) The Indian pilgrims will also visit other gurdwaras in the Punjab province before they leave for their home on November 21. (Reuters)

More than 20,000 Hindus and Sikhs are expected to visit Pakistan this year to participate in 548th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev in Nankana Sahib.

Evacuee Trust Property Board spokesman Amer Hashmi said, “We have made arrangements for more than 20,000 pilgrims at the Gurdwara Janamasthan Nankana Sahib. Besides this, they will be provided with foolproof security by the rangers and police.”

More than 3,300 Sikhs will here tomorrow from India via Wagah Border.

“Some 3,316 visas have been issued to Indian Sikhs by the Pakistan’s embassy in New Delhi and they are arriving here on Saturday by three special trains at Wagah railway station,” Hashmi told PTI.

He said ETPB chief Siddiqul Farooq and Pakistan Gurdwara Parbhandik Committee office-bearers will receive them at Wagah.

“After their arrival the Indian Sikhs will be transported to Nankana Sahib, some 80km from Lahore, where they will attend the main function on November 13,” he said.

The Indian pilgrims will also visit other gurdwaras in the Punjab province before they leave for their home on November 21.

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