ATTARI: Sikh pilgrims, who visited gurdwaras in Pakistan to mark the birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, arrived at Attari on Thursday and said they were happy with the security arrangements made for them by the Pakistan government in the wake of the suicide bomb attack at Wagah recently.
Apprehending high risk to Sikh devotees at Hassanabdal, Pakistan government didn’t let them move out of Gurdwara Punja Sahib, but Sikh devotees were allowed to move around in Lahore.
“They allowed us to visit Lahore markets, but we were not allowed to go out of Gurdwaa Punja Sahib in Hassanabdal,” said an elderly devotee Darshan Kaur on Thursday. Pakistan officials told them that Wagah blast was the handiwork of some mischievous elements, she said.
The Sikh jatha had gone to Pakistan on November 4. During the pilgrimage, they paid obeisance at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, Gurdwara Dera Sahib, Gurdwara Punja Sahib and Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib.
Another devotee Kuldeep Singh said Pakistan had made excellent security arrangements and were very cordial with the devotees. He said there were some health issues with the devotees, but Pakistani officials provided medical aid to them.
G S Bhatia from Delhi said Pakistan had made elaborate arrangements for the devotees