Pak issues visas to Sikh pilgrims for Baisakhi celebrations

Pak issues visas to Sikh pilgrims for Baisakhi celebrations

The High Commission for Pakistan has issued over 1,100 visas to Sikh pilgrims to participate in the annual Baisakhi celebrations from April 12-22. File photo

Amritsar, April 7

The High Commission for Pakistan has issued over 1,100 visas to Sikh pilgrims to participate in the annual Baisakhi celebrations from April 12-22. These visas have been issued as a “special gesture” by the Government of Pakistan in view of Baisakhi.

Nonetheless, the pilgrims would have to comply with the Covid guidelines. Either, a Covid-19 negative report 72 hours before departure or vaccination certificate would be mandatory for those who would accompany the jatha. The SGPC had submitted passports of around 875 devotees. A special camp for Covid-19 testing is being organized by the health department on April 9 and 10 from 9.30 am at the SGPC office. — TNS

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