A special statement issued by the Foreign Office said that special privileges were announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan for the Sikh pilgrims on the occasion of 550th anniversary of the spiritual father of Sikhs Baba Grunanak that they did not require passports to visit Pakistan but the offer was rejected by Indian Government.
According to the Foreign Office, India rejected The Prime Minister’s privileges and slammed the sentiments of the Sikhs.
As a special gesture, #Pakistan announced concessions on the auspicious occasion of 550th Birth Anniversary of #BabaGuruNanak to facilitate pilgrims. This has been REFUSED by #India in balatant disregard of Sikh sentiments.#Indiaconfused#PakistanKartarpurSpirit
— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@ForeignOfficePk) November 7, 2019
The Foreign Office spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal tweeted that India hurt the sentiments of Sikh pilgrims by rejecting special privileges announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan for the Sikhs on the occasion of 550th anniversary of the spiritual father of Sikhs Baba Guru Nanak.
Talking to media reporters, Foreign Minister Dr M. Faisal said that the pilgrims will enter Pakistan from 3 entry points. Navjot Sidhu, Sunny Deol and Manmohan Singh, former Chief Minister of Indian Punjab will attend the ceremony.