The Pakistan High Commission in India has issued nearly 3,000 visas to Indian Sikh pilgrims on the occasion of Baba Guru Nanak’s 552nd birthday.
Sikh pilgrims from India will attend Baba Guru Nanak’s 552nd Birthday celebrations from November 17 to 26, 2021.
During their stay in Pakistan, Sikh pilgrims will visit various Gurdwaras including Gurdwara Janam Asthan in Nankana Sahib and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur.
These visas have been issued to Sikh pilgrims for visiting religious places under the 1974 Pakistan-India Protocol.
Under this protocol, 3,000 visas are issued to Sikh pilgrims from India for Baba Guru Nanak’s birthday celebrations.
Thousands of Sikh pilgrims from countries other than India will come to Pakistan to attend the event.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken a number of steps to facilitate Sikh pilgrims, including the historic opening of Visa-free Kartarpur Sahib corridor in November 2019 on the occasion of Baba Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary.
The new and magnificent Gurdwara Sahib Complex is a gift from the people of Pakistan and the Pakistani leadership to the Sikh community in India and around the world.
The Pakistan High Commission in India has congratulated the Sikh community in India and around the world on the 552nd birth anniversary of the founder of the Sikh religion.
The High Commission has on this occasion extended its best wishes to the pilgrims visiting Pakistan.
The issuance of maximum visas to visitors is part of the Government of Pakistan’s efforts to promote pilgrimage to religious sites in Pakistan.