Pakistan visas for over 200 Hindu pilgrims to visit Sukkur

New Delhi: The Pakistan High Commission here has issued visas to over 220 Hindu pilgrims from India to visit Sukkur in Pakistan on the occasion of 310th birth anniversary Sant Shadaram Sahib. The visas were granted under the framework of the Pakistan-India Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines of 1974, said a statement issued from the Pakistan High Commission.

Sant Shadaram Sahib, who was born in Lahore in 1708, laid the foundation stone for the Shadani Darbar Tirth in 1786 at the Hayat Pitafi Tehsil, Mirpur Mathelo in Ghotki district, Pakistan. Only recently over 3,800 Sikh pilgrims returned to India after taking part in 549th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev at Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, Pakistan.