Pakistan has issued visas to better than 1,100 Indian Sikh pilgrims to participate throughout the annual Baisakhi celebrations all through April 12-22.
The visas have been issued as a specific gesture by the Pakistan authorities in “view of the significance of Baisakhi for Punjabis and Sikhs marking the beginning of their new 12 months”, the Pakistan extreme charge talked about on Wednesday.
The switch comes amid a perceived thaw in bilateral relations regarding the time that Indian and Pakistani militaries began adhering to the 2003 ceasefire on the Line of Management (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir in February.
The Pakistan authorities not too way back deferred a switch to import cotton and sugar from India in order to administration prices and overcome a house shortage after coping with opposition from some federal ministers.
The Pakistan extreme charge extended specific felicitations to those celebrating Baisakhi and hoped the visiting pilgrims would have a “fulfilling yatra”.
Below the framework of the India-Pakistan Protocol on Visits to Spiritual Shrines of 1974, a variety of Sikh pilgrims from India go to Pakistan to watch diverse spiritual festivals and occasions every year.
The issuance of pilgrimage visas is part of the Pakistan authorities’s efforts for facilitating visits to religious shrines, the extreme charge talked about.
“This additionally displays the dedication of the federal government of Pakistan to faithfully implement the bilateral Protocol on Visits to Spiritual Shrines,” it talked about.