May 3, 2020, 6:21 PM

After Pakistan High Commission and the Indian Ministry of External Affairs granted required permissions, as many as 49 pilgrims from Pakistan who were stranded in Nagpur over a month due to COVID-19 lockdown are all set to return to their country. The pilgrims had come to the city to visit baba Hardas Ram Ghodi Dham at Jaripatka and were supposed to leave Nagpur on March 20 and eventually cross the Attari border on March 22.

While 41 of them have been staying at Baba Hardas Ram Ghodi Dham, Jaripatka, eight are staying at their relatives’ houses. Pakistani authorities gave a nod for the same on Friday evening. The pilgrims would leave for Amritsar on late Saturday night by buses from where they will cross the border at Attari. Satyawan Chawla, one of the stranded pilgrims, told PTI that he was happy that finally he was returning to his country, and thanked the governments of both the countries.

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