Sikh yatrees return home


LAHORE: Indian Sikh yatrees, who crossed over to Pakistan through Wagah border crossing on foot to attend the death anniversary of Guru Arjun Dev Ji (Jore Mela), returned to their homeland on Thursday.

Officials of Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) and local Sikh leaders saw them off at Wagha border crossing warmly.

Eight-member Ragi Jatha of Sikh yatrees visited their religious places including Kartarpur in Narowal, Gurdwara Punja Sahib Hassan Abdal, Nankana Sahib, Dera Sahib Lahore and Babay di Beri Sialkot and performed their rituals.

Talking to the media, group leader, Jasvir Singh thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for providing foolproof security to worship places of the Sikh community and best facilities to them.

He said they received great love and hospitality in Pakistan.

They also thanked the Pakistani government for constructing a new building at Gurdwara Dera Sahib Lahore and carrying out development works at other Sikh religious places.

He said the entire Sikh community in the world was thankful to the government of Pakistan for launching the Kartarpur corridor.