Lahore, November 18
Over 100 Sikh pilgrims from India, together with Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, are anticipated to reach on the revered Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan on Thursday utilizing the visa-free Kartarpur hall, some 20 months after the pilgrimage was suspended following the Covid outbreak.
On Wednesday, the primary batch of 28 Indian Sikhs, together with ladies, arrived in Pakistan to participate within the annual commemoration of the start of Guru Nanak on Friday. Equally, over 2,500 Indian Sikhs additionally arrived through the Wagah border crossing.
“The Indian Punjab chief minister (Channi) alongside along with his delegation can be scheduled to go to Darbar Sahib on Thurrsday,” Kartarpur Mission Administration Unit chief government officer Muhammad Latif mentioned.
Latif additionally instructed the Daybreak newspaper that over 100 Indian pilgrims have been anticipated to go to the gurdwara on Thursday.
The Kartarpur Hall hyperlinks Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan to Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district.
Gurpurab, which marks the start anniversary of Guru Nanak, shall be celebrated on November 19.
Until Wednesday, over 2,500 Sikh pilgrims have arrived through the Wagah border.
The pilgrims left for Nankana Sahib quickly after their arrival to take part in the principle occasion at Gurdwara Janam Asthan on Friday, Evacuee Belief Property Board (ETPB) spokesperson Amir Hashmi instructed the Daybreak newspaper.
“All of the visiting Sikhs from India and elsewhere shall be facilitated for travelling to Kartarpur Sahib,” he added.
Pilgrimage to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara was suspended in March 2020 as a result of Covid pandemic.
The Indian authorities reopened the Kartarpur Sahib Hall from its aspect on Wednesday. PTI