70 Sikh pilgrims from England stranded in Pakistan amid protest over Asia Bibi's acquittal

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Nov 02, 2018, 12.54 PM(IST)

About 70 Sikh pilgrims from England have been rescued by Pakistani security forces. Photograph:( Others )

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About 70 Sikh pilgrims from England have been rescued by Pakistani security forces. However, they were stuck between Lahore and Hasan Abdal town in Punjab province

Amid protests over Asia Bibi's acquittal in blasphemy allegations in Pakistan, a group of pilgrims from England are stranded in the country, unable to leave.

About 70 Sikh pilgrims from England have been rescued by Pakistani security forces. However, they were stuck between Lahore and Hasan Abdal town in Punjab province, according to report.

Hasan Abdal is famous for the Gurdwara Panja Sahib, the shrine is considered to be particularly important to Sikhs.

To avoid any untoward incident, two helicopters have now shifted the pilgrims to Lahore under tight security cover, the report added.

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