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In order to enable Sikh pilgrims from India to take part in the annual Baisakhi celebration, which is set to take place in Pakistan from April 13 to April 22, Pakistan has granted 2,843 visas.

The Pakistan High Commission in India made the announcement via a post on the social media network X.

For the Sikh community, Baisakhi, also called Vaisakhi, is a deeply religious and culturally significant occasion that honours the founding of the Khalsa Panth by Guru Gobind Singh Ji in 1699 as well as the harvest festival.

Thousands of Sikh pilgrims from all over the world come to Pakistan each year to celebrate Baisakhi at historic Sikh sites like Lahore’s Gurdwara Dera Sahib and Hasan Abdal’s Gurdwara Panja Sahib.

In honour of the Baisakhi holiday, @PakinIndia has

According to a press release from the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, the issuing of visas falls under the purview of the 1974 Pakistan-India Protocol on visits to Religious Shrines.

In a letter to X, the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi said, “On the occasion of the 554th Birthday Celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the Pakistan High Commission, New Delhi issued around 3000 visas to Sikh pilgrims from India to attend the event scheduled to be held in Pakistan from 25 November to 04 December 2023.”

The pilgrims would visit Dera Sahib, Panja Sahib, Nankana Sahib, and Kartarpur Sahib among other places during their tour. Charge d’Affaires, Mr. Aizaz Khan, expressed his thoughts on the occasion and offered his sincere congratulations to the

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