On Friday morning, PM Imran Khan took to Twitter to express his wishes to “Sikhs worldwide” on Sikhism founder Baba Guru Nanak’s 552nd birth anniversary. “We wish the 552nd Guru Nanak Dev Ji Jayanti to all Sikhs around the world and welcome thousands of Sikhs to visit their religious sites in Pakistan in this wonderful event, wrote Prime Minister Khan on his Twitter post.
We welcome thousands of Sikhs to visit their religious sites:
Indian Punjab chief minister visits Kartarpur Gurdwara:
On Thursday, Indian Punjab chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and members of his cabinet visited Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur by Kartarpur Hall. With 30 people, Channi visited Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur on the second day of the reopening route, which has been suspended for about 20 months following the outbreak of COVID-19.
A large group of 28 Sikhs from India visited the gurdwara:
Evacuee Belief Property Board spokesman Amir Hashmi said another Sikh Yatrees team from India also visited the gurdwara. On the first day of its reopening, a large group of 28 Sikhs from India and womens visited gurdwara on Wednesday in the Kartarpur hall. Kartarpur Hall Undertaking Administration Unit Government Official Muhammad Latif, Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Leaders and Commissioner Gujranwala greeted the Sikh Yatrees. The latter arrived here the day before the annual commemoration of Baba Guru Nanak’s birthday.
Permission to the Sikh pilgrims from India & other countries:
Pakistan has granted special permission to Sikh pilgrims from India, US, UK, Afghanistan, and Canada, among other regions, to attend the festivities from November 17 to 26. Sikhs from Afghanistan have reached the Torkham border, and Indian yatrees will arrive on November 17 at the Wagah border. During the festivities, Sikh pilgrims will also visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib.
Pakistan issued around 3,000 visas to the Indian Sikh pilgrims:
Last week, Pakistan gave about 3,000 visas to Indian Sikh pilgrims the night before celebrating the 552nd birthday of Baba Guru Nanak, a statement from the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi said.
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