Islamabad, June 18:

At least 530 Sikh pilgrims were issued visa for Pakistan to attend an event to mark the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the eastern city of Lahore.

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As per 1974 bilateral protocol between Islamabad and New Delhi, Pakistan High Commission in India has issued the visas from June 21 to 30, a statement said.

Sikh pilgrims, like every year, will gather in Lahore at the mausoleum of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the founder of the Sikh empire, was a former ruler of the united Punjab region under British colonial rule. (IANS)