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Visas withouthassle

June 23, 2013

SIKH pilgrims have recently urged our government to remove the hassles in the issuance of visas to all Sikhs desirous of attending the various events in Pakistan from time to time. In my opinion there might be some minor hassles regarding visa issuance, otherwise a great number of Sikhs, mostly from India, would not be in a position to come and see their temples and Gurdwaras.

On the other hand, what about the Indian visa policy for Pakistanis desirous of meeting their near and dear ones across the border? It is rather unfortunate that Pakistani visa-seekers are not even allowed to go to the Indian High Commission.

The Indian government should ensure a trouble-free atmosphere and remove the painful hurdle in issuing visas to Pakistani applicants.

We may say that Pakistanis desirous of visiting their kith and kin in India is as natural as Sikhs desirous of seeing their temples and Gurdwaras in Pakistan.

S. ZAFAR AHMED Qasba Gujrat