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Kartarpur: Sikh pilgrims turn up in large numbers, install golden palanquin

Pakistan government has decided to make it mandatory for the tour operators to have a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the interior ministry to take foreign Sikhs, other than Indians

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

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Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur

A large number of from India have visited the Sahib gurdwara in and installed a golden palanquin at the shrine.

Most of the 1,100 Sikhs, who are in to attend the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak in Nankana Sahib, visited the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, also known as Sahib, along with Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar and installed the golden palanquin they had brought in with them.

The governor said that the Corridor, which has been completed within the stipulated time, will help bring both the countries closer.

Meanwhile, the government has decided to make it mandatory for the tour operators to have a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the interior ministry to take foreign Sikhs, other than Indians, to the holy site specially the Kartarpur Sahib.

"The coming from the US, Canada and the European countries have been issued visit visa for Lahore. There are security problems with regard to their uncoordinated visits to the holy places. That's why the tour operators have been asked to take an NoC from the interior ministry," an official said.

Sikh pilgrims have started coming at the Nankana Sahib from India and other countries in connection with the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.

First Published: Tue, November 05 2019. 12:50 IST
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