Three Thousand Sikh Pilgrims Arrived in Pakistan to Celebrate the Anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak 

Lahore, November 11, 2022 (PPI-OT):Like every year, a large number of Sikh pilgrims from India reached Pakistan to celebrate the birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak. According to an estimate, around 3,000 Sikh pilgrims have come to Pakistan to celebrate the 553rd birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism, Baba Guru Nanak.

The pilgrims entered Pakistan on foot through the Wagah border. On this occasion, various medical camps have also been set up to provide medical facilities on the instructions of CEO Health Lahore Dr. Shoaib Garmani.

Corona vaccination, polio, body temperature etc. were checked. Apart from corona, polio, dengue, other medical facilities were provided by the health department to the Sikh pilgrims at the Wagah border. For the Sikh pilgrims, 5 medical camps were also established by the Health Department of Wagah Zone, while an emergency vehicle and medical services for the Sikh pilgrims were also established for corona vaccination and a clinic.

The pilgrims appreciated the initiative of providing facilities to the Sikh community by the Health Department Punjab. The main function of the 553rd birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak will be held on November 8 at Gurudwara Janam Asthan Nankana Sahib. The Indian guests will return on November 15 after completing the religious pilgrimage.

For more information, contact:
Directorate General Public Relations,
Government of the Punjab
Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-9201390-86
Website: www.punjab.gov.pk