ISLAMABAD: The Consular Service on Thursday declined Indian worries regarding Sikh Yatris visiting Pakistan for trip and stated that they were completely facilitated throughout the journeys.
” Pakistan supplies optimum facilitation to the Sikh Yatris from all over the world, including India, for visiting their religious websites in Pakistan,” FO Spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri stated at the once a week media rundown.
India had actually prohibited around 600 Sikhs planning to check out Pakistan from Feb 18 to 25 for the 100th wedding anniversary of Saka Nankana Sahib. The group was expected to see five gurdwaras in Pakistan.
Indian Ministry of House Matters had in a letter rejecting Sikhs consent to embark on the journey claimed that keeping in view the “capacity of health framework in Pakistan” it could not enable such a large group to visit the country for a week.
The Indian home ministry also revealed issues regarding the “security” of the group due to what it stated “substantial threat”.
Mr Chaudhri recalled that Pakistan had opened the biggest as well as the holiest Sikh shrine in Kartarpur Sahib to promote Sikh Yatris. “The Sikh in addition to the international neighborhood, including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, that while going to Kartarpur defined it as ‘Corridor of Hope’, have actually immensely valued this site campaign of Pakistan,” he preserved.
” The Sikh neighborhood remains particularly pleased of the efforts made by Pakistan to finish the Kartarpur Sahib Passage Job in record time as well as for the outstanding plans made to help with the explorers,” he included.
India, the representative said, need to additionally facilitate Sikh Yatris for seeing their religious sites in Pakistan.
In reply to a concern regarding the cancellation of Head of state Imran Khan’s speech to Sri Lankan parliament, Mr Chaudhri said: “Both sides are presently dealing with the elements of the programme of the head of state’s browse through, keeping in view the Covid-19 associated health and wellness safety and security protocols.”
His referral to “Covid-19 relevant health and wellness security procedures” was in itself a confirmation that the speech disappears taking place due to the fact that the Sri Lankan federal government had actually made use of the pretense of the pandemic to terminate it.
Nonetheless, polite sources and also Sri Lankan media claim the speech was cancelled because of issues that Mr Khan might raise the Kashmir concern and the plight of Lankan Muslims.