Pakistan has on November 21, issued about 3,800 visas to Indian pilgrims inviting them to participate for the occasion of 549th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in Nankana Sahib, which is situated near Lahore, Pakistan.
Pakistan High Commission has, in a press statement, said that this was the largest number of visas for Sikh pilgrims in recent years. High commissioner Sohail Mahmood termed it as a “special gesture” to the Sikh pilgrims from Pakistan in order to celebrate their occasion by traveling to Sikh holy places situated in Pakistan.
In a statement, Mahmood said, “We extend profound felicitations to our brothers and sisters celebrating this auspicious occasion and wish all yatrees [pilgrims] a spiritually fulfilling yatra.”
Apart from India, Pakistan has also issues visas to pilgrims from other different countries.
The Pakistani government said the government is still committed to “preserving sacred religious places and extending all possible facilitation for the visiting pilgrims of all faiths”.