Sikh pilgrims reach Nankana Sahib

Staff Reporter

The Sikh yatrees from all over the world, including India, reached Gurdwara Janumasthan, Nankana Sahib, on Thursday after attending Vesaikhi mela and Khalisa Janum Din celebrations at Gurdwara Punja Sahib, Hasanabadal.

They performed their rituals while the pilgrims were recieved warmly on Nankana Sahib. Foolproof security arrangements had been made around the gurdwara.

Talking to the media, Party leader Sardar Har Paal Singh thanked the government and ETPB Chairman Dr Amer Ahmad for making the best arrangements, including transport and security.

KP Minority leader Baba Ji Gurpaal Singh said that Federal Minister Noorul Haq Qadar issued special directions for welfare of minorities living in Pakistan, adding that the trust board was performing the best services to gurdwaras and religious places.

The yatrees will visit Sucha Suda Farooqabad on Friday and perform rituals. They will arrive Lahore on April 17 and stay there.

After that, they will visit Gurdwara Sahib Kirtarpur and Gurdwara Rohri Sahib Aimonabad on April 18.

Meanwhile Special Assistant to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister on Minority Affairs, Wazirzada has said that delaying tactics of Indian government to stop Sikh pilgrims from visiting Pakistan are condemnable.

He said this during his visit to Siri Panja Sahib Hasanabdal. He was visiting Siri Panja Sahib on the invitation of Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, said a release issued here Thursday.

Wazirzada welcome the Sikh pilgrims from across the world and said that Pakistan is a peaceful country where minorities are enjoying their rights as enshrined in county’s constitution.

He said that satisfactory arrangements were made by the government for facilitation of visitors; on the contrary, Indian government used delaying tactics to create hurdles for Sikh pilgrims intending to visit Pakistan that is condemnable.

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