Guru Nanak’s birth celebrations: Pakistan issues 3,316 visas to Sikh pilgrims


The Pakistan High Commission on Thursday issued 3,316 visas to the Indian Sikh pilgrims to attend celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak Dev from November 12 to 21 in the country.

Every year, thousands of Sikhs from all over the world including India, come to Nankana Sahib to attend the annual birth anniversary celebrations of first Sikh guru, Baba Guru Nanak Dev in Gurudwara.

In line with Pakistan’s efforts to encourage people to people contacts and promote religious tourism the High Commission in India has issued visas to pilgrims more than the numbers prescribed under the 1974 bilateral protocol.