Three days long Besakhi Festival has started at Gurdwara Siri Punja Sahib Hasanabdal. A large number of Sikh pilgrims including three thousand Indians are participating. During the festival the Sikh pilgrims will recite their holy book Guru Grunt and will perform other rituals including Holy Bath and Matha Teki . On the occassion Pakistan Evacuee Trust Board has arrangements for the boarding , messing and medical facilities. To ensure fool proof security , under the direct supervision of DPO Attock Syed Shahzad Nadeem Bokhari more than two thousand police personnel have been deployed while cctv camers and walk through gates have also been installed .

Chairman Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Purbandhak Committee Sardar Tara Singh while talking to this scribe said that Sikhs were completely satisfied over the arrangements made for them and they were thankful to Govt of Pakistan for giving them complete religious freedom and keeping the gurdwaras in better condition . The Besakhi mela will conclude on Sunday morning 14th April where Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Noor ul Haq and ETPB Chairman Tahir Ehsan will be the chief guest.

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