Sikh Yatrees arrive in Lahore for birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak

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LAHORE: Over 3800 Sikh Yatrees from India arrived in Lahore through special trains via Wagah on Wednesday.
The yatrees will take part in the 549th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nank in Gurduwara Janam Istan in Nanaka Sahib.
The officials of Evacuee Trust Properties Board received Yastrees at the Wagah railways station.
The ETPB spokesman Aamir Hashmi said that main ceremony will be held on the 23rd of this month at Nankana Sahib and the sikh yatris will also visit the Hassanabdal on 24th, 26th Lahore 28th Rohri and will return to India on 30th of November.
He said that the Sikh Yatrees will perform their religious rituals and celebrate birth anniversary in a traditional manner.
Adequate facilities have been provided by the government of Pakistan for extending all-out hospitality to the sikh pilgrims. They will be provided free meal, conveyance and medication. Meanwhile, spokesman of the Foreign Office welcomed Sikh pilgrims on Baba Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary
“On Eidmiladunnabi Pakistan also welcomes Sikh pilgrims from all over the world, (only our mission in New Delhi has issued more than 3500 visas) for the 549 birth anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak in Nankana Sahib from November 21-30 2018,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal tweeted.
He further said, “As a progressive, moderate Islamic state we proudly follow the Islamic principles which taught respect for all religions way before the human rights charter came into existence.

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