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Pakistan issues visas to over 2,600 Sikhs

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  1. Dawood Ibrahim

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    India today repatriated to Pakistan nine fishermen and four civilian prisoners along with a child, the external affairs ministry said.

    On its part, Pakistan issued visas to over 2,600Sikh pilgrims to attend the birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev from today till November 11, a Pakistan High Commission release said here.

    All the prisoners crossed over to Pakistan through the land transit route of Attari-Wagah border on the basis of emergency travel certificates issued by the Pakistan High Commission, officials said.

    Asserting that it attaches high priority to addressing all humanitarian issues, including early release and repatriation of Indian fishermen and prisoners in Pakistan's custody, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) said the release of 370 Indian prisoners, including 363 fishermen, has been secured in 2017, so far.

    "Nine fishermen and four civilian prisoners from Pakistan and a child were repatriated today via the Attari/Wagah border," an MEA statement said, adding that two Pakistani civilian prisoners were also released on September 28, 2017.

    Maintaining that visa to Sikh pilgrims were issued in line with Pakistan's efforts to promote religious tourism and people-to-people interactions, the Pakistan High Commission said the government was committed to protecting sacred religious places and providing all possible facilities for the visiting pilgrims of all faiths.

    It also said that visas issued by the high commission in New Delhi were in addition to the visas issued to Sikh pilgrims participating in the event from other countries. PYK CORR VSD ASK ASK

    https://m.economictimes.com/news/po...-over-2600-sikhs/amp_articleshow/61460054.cms

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  2. Maxpane

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    welcome to all sardars in pakistan:victory:
     
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  3. Hammad Arshad Qureshi

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    WTF and why are we issuing visa to indian Sikh . Same is the case for Hindu pilgrims who want to visit their sacred temples in Balouchistan. When they don't even play cricket with us. Sometimes Pakistani establishment does not make sense
     
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    Indians are not our teachers and we should not do everything they do, create our own path and show them we are better.
     
  5. Samurai_assassin

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    Pakistan should not stop Hindus or Sikhs visiting thier holy places of worship in Pakistan. This has had a profound positive view by Sikhs from India who see Pakistan as a friendly hospitable country which has preserved their religious / cultural heritage buildings. Yesterday I was watching a UK based Sikh channel called Sikh Sangat Channel. They aired a programme live from Nankana Sahib Pakistan and interviewed many Sikhs from India UK Australia Canada US. Many of them were full of praise for Pakistans efforts of preserving their religious and cultural heritage. These efforts are good for people to people contact as we know indIan media makes a living by promoting an anti Pakistani agenda. Atleast the Sikhs going back to India will have a change of perception and positive view of Pakistanis.
     
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