437 Indian Sikh pilgrims allowed to go to Pakistan for Baisakhi

“All have tested negative for Kovid,” said the secretary of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.

Amritsar:

A total of 437 people have been allowed to visit Pakistan on the occasion of Baisakhi in the historic gurdwaras of the neighboring country, including Nankana Sahib.

Mohinder Singh Ahli, secretary of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), said that 437 people have been allowed to visit Pakistan on the occasion of Baisakhi. “They all tested negative for COVID-19. They will leave tomorrow and return on April 22,” he said.

On Sunday, passports were distributed at the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) office to a batch of Sikh pilgrims, who will leave the SGPC office in Amritsar on 12 April and return on 22 April.

Ahli Secretary, SGPC said, “793 devotees applied to visit Pakistan, out of which 356 pilgrims received visas. 437 pilgrims received visas, out of which five were found to be COVID-19 positive. 432 pilgrims yesterday. Will leave for Pakistan. And they will return to India on 22 April after celebrating Baisakhi and visiting the gurdwaras. “

At the behest of the Government of Pakistan, Sikh devotees of India are not allowed to meet Pakistani citizens. This step has been taken by the Government of Pakistan in view of the COVID-19 situation.

The devotees said they were leaving “visit“For the first time and they felt fortunate to travel to their different religious places.

A devotee of Pal Singh said, “I am on this journey for the first time. I will visit Kartarpur Sahib and all the gurdwaras in Pakistan. I am very happy. I am very happy. I will go tomorrow and come back on April 22.”

Gurmeet Kaur Another devotee said, “I am very happy to visit all the gurudwaras. My son is also with me”

Five devotees are in quarantine after they were found Kovid-19 positive in a camp set up for coronovirus testing of all devotees at SGPC on 9 and 10 April.

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