Pakistan issues visas to pilgrims to participate in Guru Arjun Dev Jee, Jore Mela

The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has issued 215 visas to Sikh pilgrims from India to participate in the annual festival scheduled on the eve of Martyrdom Day of Guru Arjun Dev Jee to be held in Pakistan from 8-17 June 2023.

The issuance of visas is in line with the Government of Pakistan’s commitment to fully implement the Bilateral Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines of 1974. Every year, a large number of Indian Yatrees visit Pakistan to observe various religious festivals/occasions.

On the occasion, Chargé d’Affaires Salman Sharif, wished the pilgrims a rewarding and fulfilling journey. He further stated that Pakistan remains committed to preserving sacred religious places as well as providing necessary facilitation to the visiting pilgrims.

During their stay in Pakistan, the pilgrims would visit a number of holy sites including Gurdwara Panja Sahib, Gurdwara Nankana Sahib and Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib.

06 June 2023
New Delhi