Amid Pak-India border tensions, Pakistan has issued 3316 visas to Indian Sikh pilgrims to attend birthday celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak Dev from 12-21 November.

Every year, thousands of Sikhs from all over the world including India, come to Nankana Sahib to attend the annual birth anniversary celebrations of first Sikh guru, Baba Guru Nanak Dev in Gurudwara.

In line with Pakistan’s efforts to encourage people to people contacts and promote religious tourism the High Commission in India has issued visas to pilgrims more than the numbers prescribed under the 1974 bilateral protocol.