ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday extended greetings on the Baisakhi festival to the Sikh community.
In a tweet, PM Imran Khan said: “Wishing our Sikh community a happy Baisakhi festival. We have granted Sikh Diaspora & Indian Yatrees special permission to visit their holy Gurdwaras in Pak & attend the Baisakhi rituals.”
PM further added, “They will be facilitated with Langar, transport & accommodation under strict Covid protocols.”
Baisakhi is a spring harvest festival for Sikhs and Hindus. It is usually celebrated on April 13 or 14 every year. It also marks the Sikh new year.
More than one thousand Sikh pilgrims have reached Pakistan to pay a visit to their religious sites on their religious festival of Baisakhi.
They arrived in Lahore through the Wagah border.