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170 Sikh yatrees arrive in City

By Our Correspondent
June 09, 2023

LAHORE: Around 170 Sikh yatrees from India arrived in City on Thursday through Wagah Border crossing to attend the celebrations of the 417th death anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev Ji (Jore Mela). Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Additional Secretary Rana Shahid Saleem, Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) Pardhan Sardar Amir Singh and others received the yatrees warmly.

Speaking on the occasion, Sikh yatrees leader Sardar Gurbachan Singh said that Pakistan was their second home and no one could stop them from visiting the country. ‘We are feeling happiness after reaching here’ he added. He thanked the government and ETPB for best arrangements made for them. Additional Secretary shrines Rana Shahid said that Pakistan was a sacred place for Sikh community, adding that protection of the life and property of Sikh yatrees was our first priority. On the directions of ETPB Chairman, Rana Shahid said that the trust board would provide all facilities free-of-cost, including security, accommodation, food and transport. Later, the yatrees went to Gurdwara Punja Sahib, Hassan Abdal through buses.