6824 visas issued to Indian pilgrims visiting Pakistan this year: FO

Foreign Office6824 visas issued to Indian pilgrims visiting Pakistan this year: FO

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that this year, 6,824 visas have been issued to Indian pilgrims visiting Pakistan.

In her remarks at the weekly media briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mumtaz Zahra Baloch told that this month, Pakistan’s High Commission in New Delhi issued 166 visas to Indian Hindu pilgrims for visits to Shree Katas Raj Temples in Punjab and for participation in annual Celebrations at Shadani Darbar Hayat Pitafi, Sindh.

   

Pakistan also issued visas to 3,000 Sikh pilgrims from India on the occasion of the 554th Birthday Celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak this month to visit Pakistan from November 25 to December 04, 2023.

The Spokesperson said that under the Pakistan-India Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines of 1974, Pakistan welcomes and facilitates thousands of Sikh and Hindu pilgrims from India to visit Pakistan to attend various religious festivals and occasions every year.

Baloch said that the issuance of pilgrimage visas is in line with Pakistan’s commitment to facilitate visits to religious shrines and promote interfaith harmony.

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