For Baisakhi, more than 2,800 Sikh tourists from India go to Pakistan.
ISLAMABAD: More than 2,800 Sikh pilgrims from India came to Lahore through the Wagah border on Sunday to take part in the annual Baisakhi holiday. (today).
Details show that the Sikh visitors will take part in the main event on April 14 at Gurdwara Panja Sahib Hasan Abdal. During the visit, the visitors will visit Dera Sahib, Panja Sahib, Nankana Sahib and Kartarpur Sahib.
Rana Shahid, the additional secretary of the Evacuee Trust Property Board, spoke to a private news station and welcomed the Sikh brothers. He said that the Sikh yatrees will have clean water, clean bathrooms, trains, places to sit, and security. He also said that the pilgrims would go to Nankana Sahib and other places after the big ceremony at Gurdwara Panja Sahib (Hasanabdal).
A Sikh representative said that they were very happy to come to Pakistan because its people send a message of brotherhood by working for peace in the subcontinent. “I’m impressed by what the Pakistani government has done for us,” said another speaker.
On April 18, after taking part in holy ceremonies, Sikh pilgrims will leave for India.
It’s important to know that a lot of Sikh pilgrims from India go to Pakistan every year to take part in religious festivals and events.