LAHORE: Over 400 Sikh Yatrees from India arrived in Pakistan by a special train after crossing over the Wagha border on Sunday to participate in the 176th death anniversary of Maharaja Rangit Singh, the founder of the Sikh empire in united Punjab region under the British colonial rule.
According to Deputy Secretary Shrines of Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Faraz Abbas, over 400 Sikh Yatrees reached Pakistan on Sunday on a 10-day visit. He said officials of BTPB, Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) and others welcomed the pilgrims warmly at the Wahga railway station at around 1:30 pm.
Soon after arrival, the Sikh pilgrims left for Nankana Sahib where they would stay to perform religious rituals. According to Faraz, the 176th death anniversary of Maharaja Rangit Singh will be observed on June 29 in Lahore.