Passport mandatory to visit Sikh gurdwara in Pakistan: DG ISPR

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan army chief spokesman General Asif Ghafoor on Wednesday said that Sikhs pilgrims intending to visit Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji gurdwara in Pakistan would require a valid passport in accordance with the law.

“No compromise can be made on national security. The Sikh pilgrims will have to show passport to enter Pakistan,” Asif Ghafoor told a local news channel.

His remarks came a few days after Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that Sikh pilgrims can visit their holy place by showing their valid ID cards.

“Those pilgrims who are visiting from India to Kartarpur would not be allowed to leave the premises of the Gurdwara,” he said.

To a question, he said that Pakistan army had nothing to do with JUI-F’s sit-in which was a political event.

The DG ISPR said Pakistan Army is an impartial institution and acts upon the orders of the elected government.

He further said that Maulana Fazlur Rehman was a senior politician and the JUI-F chief loves Pakistan.