480 Sikh pilgrims return to India
LAHORE (92 News) – More than 480 Sikh pilgrims, who had arrived in Pakistan to perform their religious rituals, returned to India on Thursday. Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Chairman Siddiqul Farooq, Additional Secretary Shrines Khalid Ali and other board officials saw off the yatress at the Railway Station. Sikh pilgrims expressed satisfaction over the arrangements and said that they have enjoyed full religious freedom in a secure environment. They thanked Govt of Pakistan for giving them religious freedom, security and other facilities. They said the people of Pakistan are loving and caring. Sikh pilgrims had arrived in Pakistan on June 21 on 10-days tour. They performed their religious rituals at Gurdwara’s in Aimanabad, Nankana Sahib, Panja Sahib, Hassanabdal and Lahore. On the occasion, Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Chairman Siddiqul Farooq said that the government is happy at the arrival of Sikh yatrees in Pakistani and the government takes every possible measure to improve arrangements.