300 Indian Sikh pilgrims forbidden to enter Pak

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Lahore, Oct 12: Citing security reasons, the Pakistan authorities forbade around 300 Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit the holy sites in the country.

The Sikh pilgrims came to attend Guru Ramdas birth anniversary celebrations in Lahore.

They would have also visited Gurdwara Hassanabdal near Rawalpindi and Gurdwara Janamasthan in Nankana Sahib and other holy places in other parts of Punjab province.

However, Pakistani authorities asked them to remain in Lahore after the attack on the Army's General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

"We have asked them not to visit the other holy places under the present circumstances. We cannot ensure their security, especially in Hassan Abdal," said Fraz Abbas, deputy director of the Evacuee Trust Property Board which, maintains Sikh shrines in Pakistan.


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