High Commission for Pakistan in New Delhi issues visas to Indian Hindu Pilgrims to visit Shree Katas Raj in Chakwal, Pakistan

Today, the High Commission for Pakistan in India issued 112 visas to Indian Hindu pilgrims for their visit to a prominent Hindu Temple in Punjab, Pakistan.

The group would be visiting Shree Katas Raj Temples, also known as Qila Katas or the complex of Katas Temples in the Chakwal district of Punjab from 17-23 December 2021. Katas Raj Temples surround a pond that is considered sacred by Hindus. The visit is covered under the Pakistan-India Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines, 1974.

In addition to visas for Hindu religious places covered under the framework of the bilateral protocol, a large number of Indian Hindus are issued visas by Pakistan High Commission, New Delhi on regular basis for visits to their families and friends in Pakistan.

The High Commission wishes a spiritually rewarding pilgrimage to Hindu Pilgrims visiting Pakistan.

Pakistan remains committed to preserving sacred religious sites and extending all possible assistance to visiting pilgrims of all faiths.

14 December 2021
New Delhi