Pakistan to Liberalize Visas for Sikhs

June 16, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: PTI,001300270001.htm

On June 16, 2006 the Press Trust of India reported, "Pakistan will liberalise its visa regime for Sikh pilgrims and improve facilities during their stay in the country, Prime Minister Shuakat Aziz has said. 'The government would not only issue them liberal visas but also offer them all possible facilities during their stay in Pakistan,' Aziz said after inaugurating a seminar held in connection with the 400th death anniversary of Guru Arjun Dev in Lahore on Thursday. Aziz said the teachings of Guru Nanak, which are based on love, peace and harmony, should be practiced for the betterment of the people. The seminar on 'Muslim-Sikh Relations in Historical Perspective' was organised by the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee."