Sikhs Jatha leaves for Pakistan

UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2015 06:38 PM IST 5 Photos
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Ahead of Guru Nanak’s 546th birth anniversary celebrations next week, a large number of Sikh pilgrims from across the world, most of them from India, are reaching Pakistan. (Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

Ahead of Guru Nanak’s 546th birth anniversary celebrations next week, a large number of Sikh pilgrims from across the world, most of them from India, are reaching Pakistan. (Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

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Guru Nanak’s birthday is celebrated worldwide as Gurpurab on Kartik Poornima, the full-moon day that falls on different dates each year in the month of Kartik, October-November. (Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

Guru Nanak’s birthday is celebrated worldwide as Gurpurab on Kartik Poornima, the full-moon day that falls on different dates each year in the month of Kartik, October-November. (Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

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The pilgrims would leave for Nankana Sahib city on Sunday. On Tuesday, they would go to Farooqabad city and later visit Gurdwara Janam Asthan to participate in the main birthday celebrations on Wednesday, November 25. (Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

The pilgrims would leave for Nankana Sahib city on Sunday. On Tuesday, they would go to Farooqabad city and later visit Gurdwara Janam Asthan to participate in the main birthday celebrations on Wednesday, November 25. (Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

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Piligrims crossing the Wagah Border on special trains would be welcomed by senior officials, including Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) chairman Siddiq-ul-Farooq, secretary Ikram-ul-Haq, and others. (Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

Piligrims crossing the Wagah Border on special trains would be welcomed by senior officials, including Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) chairman Siddiq-ul-Farooq, secretary Ikram-ul-Haq, and others. (Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

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Dozens of Sikh pilgrims will also arrive by air in Pakistan from various countries and will subsequently leave for Hasan Abdal town in Punjab province’s Attock district. (Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

Dozens of Sikh pilgrims will also arrive by air in Pakistan from various countries and will subsequently leave for Hasan Abdal town in Punjab province’s Attock district. (Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2015 06:38 PM IST
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