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Pakistan to liberalise visas for Sikhs

Prime Minister Shuakat Aziz has said that Pak will liberalise its visa regime for Sikh pilgrims and improve facilities during their stay.

india Updated: Jun 16, 2006 21:13 IST

Pakistan will liberalise its visa regime for Sikh pilgrims and improve facilities during their stay in the country, Prime Minister Shuakat Aziz has said.

"The government would not only issue them liberal visas but also offer them all possible facilities during their stay in Pakistan," Aziz said after inaugurating a seminar held in connection with the 400th death anniversary of Guru Arjun Dev in Lahore on Thursday.

Aziz said the teachings of Guru Nanak, which are based on love, peace and harmony, should be practiced for the betterment of the people.

The seminar on 'Muslim-Sikh Relations in Historical Perspective' was organised by the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.

Aziz said both Pakistan and India are "important countries" in the region where "impeccable peace" must prevail, adding that Islamabad believed in solving "all disputes" through dialogue.

"Both India and Pakistan are working out strategies to address all issues through mutual understanding," he said.

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