Sikh pilgrims return to India


LAHORE: Indian Sikh pilgrims returned to their homeland via a special train from the Lahore railway station on Saturday after attending the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh.

Senior officers of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) saw them off with special gifts at the station.

The Sikh pilgrims had come to Pakistan on a 10-day visit, during which they attended ceremonies in connection with Maharaja Ranjeet Singh’s death anniversary and visited other sacred places of the Sikh community.

On their departure, Sikh party leader Balvinder Singh said they enjoyed more love, security, facilities and cooperation in Pakistan than they had expected.

He also thanked the government of Pakistan and ETPB for the security and maintenance of sacred places of the Sikh community in the country and said the Sikh pilgrims would share Pakistan’s true image of love with the Indian media upon their return.

Deputy party leader Sardar Jagmohan Singh said they were going to their homeland with the message of love, peace and friendship.

The Sikh pilgrims chanted slogans of “Pakistan Zindabad” at the railway station and left for India.


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