1,700 Sikh pilgrims arrived in Pakistan to celebrate Baisakhi festival

Vastavam web: Around 1,700 Sikh pilgrims from India today arrived in Pakistan to celebrate Baisakhi festival at Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Rawalpindi district.The Sikhs, who arrived at Wagah railway station by special trains, were greeted by Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Secretary Tariq Khan, Pakistan Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee president Sardar Tara Singh and other officials.

He said the main event will be held on April 14 in which a large number of local Sikh and Hindus will also participate.During their 10-day stay, the Indian pilgrims will also visit their other holy places including Gurudwara Janamesthan Nankana Sahib and Dera Sahib in Lahore.A visiting Sikh leader Sardar Gurmeet Singh said the yatrees always receive love from the people of Pakistan.

He said there should be peace and more people-to-people contact between the two countries. He also urged both governments for provision of hassle-free visa.
ETPB Secretary Tariq Khan said fool-proof security arrangements have been made for the Sikh pilgrims.