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LAHORE - Thousands of Sikh Yatrees arrived through Wahga Border from neighbouring East Punjab in India as well as from within the country to converge at Hassan Abdal to attend the annual Besakhi festival.
The Sikh Yatrees were given a warm welcome at the Wahga Border.
Evacuee Trust Property Board Chairman Syed Asif Hashmi, Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee President Sardar Sham Singh, Ramaish Singh, Azhar, Faraz Abbas, Ezaz Zaidi and other officers and community leaders received the Yatrees at the Wahga Railway Station on Sunday.
The Punjab government has made all arrangements for the comfortable stay, security and food arrangements of the pilgrims. Besides Police, Rangers have been posted for the security. The walk-through gates, CCTVs, generators etc have also been set up.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister has also assured them full protection as he said protection and religious freedom was fully available to minorities in Pakistan.
Talking to media, the leader of the Sikh pilgrim from India, Sardar Sohn Singh praised the arrangements made by the government for the pilgrims. He also praised ETPB for cooperation and befitting arrangements of travel and accommodation in Pakistan.

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