Hindu pilgrims issued visas to visit Shadani Darbar in Sindh

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LAHORE:

Pakistan’s High Commission in New Delhi has issued 100 visas to Indian Hindu pilgrims to visit their religious sites in the country, the embassy said in a statement on Monday.

The group of Indian Hindu pilgrims travel to Pakistan to participate in the celebrations of the 314th birth anniversary of Shiv Avtari Satguru Sant Shadaram Sahib, at the historic Shadani Darbar in Hayat Pitafi, a small town in Ghotki district from November 22 to December 3 2022.

Shadani Darbar is a temple over three hundred years old and is a sacred place for Hindu devotees all over the world. The Shadani Darbar was founded in 1786 by Sant Shadaram Sahib, born in Lahore in 1708.

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Under the Pakistan-India Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines of 1974, thousands of Sikh and Hindu pilgrims from India travel to Pakistan to attend various religious festivals/occasions every year.

Visas issued by the Pakistan High Commission are in addition to visas granted to Hindu and Sikh pilgrims attending these events from other countries.

The issuance of pilgrimage visas to Hindu and Sikh pilgrims is part of the Pakistani government’s efforts to facilitate visits to religious shrines, the official statement reads.

“It also reflects Pakistan’s respect for religious places of all faiths and efforts to promote interfaith harmony.”

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