Pakistan to host ‘551st Gupurab’ for Sikhs

5-day visa and ‘negative’ PCR will be mandatory


Pakistan has sent invitations to Indian Sikh pilgrims ahead of the Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 551st birth anniversary.

Proof of a ‘negative’ Coronavirus test will be mandatory and after which a 5-day visa will be granted to the pilgrims.

Around 3,000 Sikh Pilgrims will be issued visas to attend the Gurpurab celebrations according to the bilateral agreement between the two countries.

Guru Nanak Gurpurab celebrations will continue from 27th to 30th November at Nankana Sahib.

Last year the Indian Sikh pilgrims were issued a 10-day visa and they were allowed to visit different Gurdwara’s in Lahore unlike this time they will only be allowed Nankana Sahib’s Visa with restrictions on staying and shopping in Lahore.

Despite Pakistan’s invitations for the Indian Sikh pilgrims, there has been no response from the Indian Government.

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