Baba Guru Nanak’s anniversary: Pakistan issues visas to Indian Sikh pilgrims

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has issued around 3,000 visas to Indian Sikh pilgrims to participate in the 552nd birth anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak. According to a statement, the birthday festivities will be held from 17th to 26th November. During their

Iraq caps foreign pilgrim numbers at 40,000 for Arbaeen

BAGHDAD: Iraq will allow only 40,000 foreigners, 30,000 from Iran, to attend the Arbaeen pilgrimage later this month in the Shia shrine city of Karbala due to the pandemic. Arbaeen marks the end of the 40-day mourning period for the

Saudi Arabia resumes Umrah for foreign pilgrims from Aug 10

MAKKAH: Saudi Arabia has announced the resumption of Umrah services for pilgrims abroad from August 10 (1st Muharram) following a successful Hajj season. Abdul Rahman Al Sudais, Head of the General Presidency for Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, directed

First batch of Hajj pilgrims start arriving in Saudi Arabia

MAKKAH: Saudi Arabia will on Wednesday begin hosting the annual Hajj pilgrimage that has dramatically downscaled due to the coronavirus pandemic and has barred millions of international pilgrims for the first time in modern history. Up to 10,000 people residing

179,000 Pakistani pilgrims will perform Hajj this year

ISLAMABAD: As many as 179,000 intending Pakistani pilgrims will perform Hajj this year, Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Noor-ul-Haq Qadri said on Thursday. The minister performed the computerised balloting at his office in Islamabad to select the individual

PM inaugurates Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims

KARTARPUR: Prime Minister Imran Khan has formally inaugurated the historic Kartarpur Corridor on Saturday to facilitate entry of Sikh pilgrims from India to visit one of their religion’s holiest in Narowal district of Pakistan. Addressing a colourful ceremony, the prime

Over 10,000 Sikhs to attend Kartarpur inauguration: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office said that over 10,000 Sikhs from India and other parts of the world will attend the inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor to be performed by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday.  At his weekly news briefing, Foreign Office

Pakistan issues over 4200 visas to Indian Sikh pilgrims

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has issued over 4200 visas to Indian Sikh Pilgrims to parictipate in the 550th Birth Anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak from 5-14 November 2019. The pilgrims would cross over Attari-Wagah border by foot

Kartarpur ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday announced that Pakistan has completed all preparations for the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor and is ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims for Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary. In a message on Twitter, the

Pakistan intends to introduce religious tourism category for Sikh pilgrims

Islamabad: The Ministry of Interior has decided to add a religious tourism category to the online visa system for Sikh pilgrims.  Sikh pilgrims who are looking to apply for the visa to visit Kartarpur can now use the religious tourism

Pakistan rejects India’s demand not to charge Sikh pilgrims

ISLAMABAD: India has demanded not to charge any service fees to the Sikh pilgrims, while Pakistan has given a clear reply that the fee would be mandatory for pilgrims. Both the states reached at the decision during the third round

5G service introduced for pilgrims in Saudia Arabia

Makkah: Saudia Arabia launches fifth-generation network (5G) service to provide quality services to the pilgrims during Hajj. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal along with government and Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah Al-Sawaha inaugurated the 5G service. The launch of the