Around 3,000 Sikh yatrees arrive in Pakistan

April 14, 2012: The annual Sikh Vaisakhi festival at the new Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara in Gravesend attended by thousands of people from across South East England. Vaisakhi is one of the most important holidays in the Sikh calendar and also marks the start of the Hindu solar new year. Non Exclusive Worldwide Rights Pictures by : Flynet © 2012 Tel : +44 20 7510 9535 Email :

LAHORE, Oct 31 (APP): Around 3,000 Sikh yatrees from India  arrived here at Wagha Railway Station, through

a special train on November 2, for the 549th Janum Din (birthday) celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak Sahib.

On the directions of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) chairman, Deputy Secretary Faraz Abbas and other

officials visited Gurdwara Janum Asthan Nankana Sahib on Tuesday to inspect the arrangements made for the yatrees.

Talking to the media, Faraz Abbas said that all arrangements have been finalised to welcome the yatrees in

Pakistan. He said that the yatrees would be provided special facilities of foolproof security, accommodation, journey, medical, etc, during their stay in Pakistan. All gurdwaras have been renovated and work on sacred water “Amrit jal” has also been completed.

He said that it is our first priority to provide the best facilities and services to the minorities in Pakistan and the

pilgrims coming from India and other countries. Deputy Administrator Nankana Sahib Umer Javed Awan and

other officials were also present.



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