Pakistan issues visas to Sikhs for pilgrimage of Ranjit Singh

ISLAMABAD:The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has issued visas to 495 Sikhs for the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, according to a statement on Friday.

According to details, the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has issued visas to 495 Sikh to visit the grave of Maharaja Ranjit Sindh on his death anniversary. The visa will be valid from June 21 to June 30, 2022, during Ranjit Singh’s fair. Sikh pilgrims will be able to visit Panja Sahab, Nankana Sahab and Kartarpur.

popularly known as the ‘Lion of Punjab’ (Sher-e-Punjab) Ranjit Singh was the first ruler of the Sikh Empire in Punjab. The Sikh Empire consisted of northwestern areas of the sub-continent in the early 19th century.