Sikh pilgrims have been arriving in large numbers at the Wahga Railway Station in Lahore to take part in the Baisakhi festival starting on April 14. Around 1,000 Sikh pilgrims from India already arrived through the Samjhota Express at the Wahga Border and another train is due to arrive with the remaining 1,000 pilgrims.

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The pilgrims are to stay in Pakistan for 10 days and will participate in different Baisakhi-related ceremonies across the country. Their first destination is Panja Saab Gurdwara where they will stay on April 14, the beginning of the Baisakhi month, and will participate in the central prayers which are held there every year on the occasion. Organisers said that the security agencies have made foolproof security arrangements and police personnel have been deployed in heavy numbers to ensure safety of the pilgrims. Various ceremonies would be held honouring the Sikhs on the 19th and 20th of April before they return home on April 21st.
By: Ary News