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Pak issues visas to over 220 Indian pilgrims

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The High Commission Wednesday said it has issued visas to over 220 Indian pilgrims to participate in the 310th birth anniversary celebrations of religious leader Sant Shadaram Sahib, at in Pakistan's province from December 5-16.

Under the framework of a on visits to religious shrines, Sikh and Hindu pilgrims from visit every year.

Shadaram Sahib, who was born in in 1708, had laid the foundation of Shadani Darbar tirth, a 300-year-old temple, in Pitafi area of

"The High Commission has issued visas to over 220 Hindu pilgrims from to participate in the 310th birthday celebrations of Shiv Avtari Sant Shadaram Sahib, at Sukkur, from December 5-16," a release from the High Commission said.

Devotees from across the visit the temple every year.

"The issuance of pilgrimage visas is in line with the Government of Pakistan's efforts for promoting visits to religious shrines and people-to-people exchanges," the High Commission said.

"It also reflects the commitment of the to faithfully implement the on visits to religious shrines," it said.

Last month, Pakistan had given visas to more than 3,800 Sikh pilgrims to visit the country.

"Pakistan remains committed to preserving sacred religious places and providing all possible facilitation for the visiting pilgrims of all faiths," the High Commission said.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 20:10 IST