Pakistan issues visas to Indian Sikh Pilgrims for Barsi of Maharaja Ranjit Singh
Pakistan issues visas to Indian Sikh Pilgrims for Barsi of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji Today, Pakistan issued visas to 463 Indian Sikh Pilgrims, who are going to Pakistan to observe Barsi of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji from 27 June-06 July 2019. Within the framework of the Pakistan-India Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines of 1974, thousands of pilgrims from India visit Pakistan to observe various religious festivals/occasions every year. This time, the High Commission also accommodated those Sikh Yatrees who were granted Pakistani visas for observing Martyrdom Day of Guru Arjun Dev Ji from 14-23 June 2019 but could not go to Pakistan. The visas issued by the High Commission in New Delhi are in addition to the visas given to Sikh Pilgrims participating in the event from different parts of the world. Issuance of maximum number of pilgrimage visas is in line with the Government of Pakistan’s policy of promoting visits to religious shrines and people-to-people contacts. It also reflects the commitment of the Government of Pakistan to implement the bilateral Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines. The Government of Pakistan remains committed to facilitate the visiting pilgrims of all faiths.