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Pakistan Customs to fully accommodate Sikh pilgrims at Wagah border

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Lahore: More than 2,000 Sikh pilgrims are expected to come from India through Wagah border on the eve of Baisakhi in Pakistan next week.

Sources told reporters that Pakistan Customs has assured the authorities of its full cooperation to facilitate the passengers. Sources said that an important meeting was held to discuss all issues regarding their arrival and departure at Wagah border.

A total of 3,800 Sikh yatris will visit Pakistan to celebrate the Baisakhi festival in April, Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Chairman Siddiqul Farooq said on Wednesday.

“The main ceremony will be held at Gurdwara Panja Sahib at Hasan Abdal on April 14…We hope that the Sikh yatris take back good memories from our country,” he said.

The Pakistan Customs officials, Punjab Rangers, Evacuee Trust Punjab, Police and WAPDA representatives participated in the meeting and discussed their issues and ways of cooperation for providing with a good gesture to guests coming for their Besakhi rituals in Lahore, Hassan Abdal and Nankana Sahib.

Sources said that more than 20,000 Sikh pilgrims are expected to participate this year in Baisakhi. Pakistan has issued two thousand visas to Indian Sikhs seven hundred visas for Sikh community of America, Canada, Britain and other European countries.

(The article was first published in customstoday.com.pk)

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Pakistan Leaves Behind India in Terms of Internet Download Speed: Report

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FILE - An Indian man surfs the internet in New Delhi. An Indian government order authorizes some federal investigating agencies to intercept any information stored on computers.

Pakistan has left India behind in terms of Internet download speed, claimed a report in the Pakistani media on Wednesday.

According to ”Roznama Duniya”, Internet speed mapping firm Ookla has issued a report about mobile and broadband Internet speeds in the world. In the mobile Internet download list of 144 countries, India got the 130th place while Pakistan stood at 116th place while South Korea topped the list with 97.44 mbps average mobile Internet download speed.

These apart, Australia (63.34 mbps) and Qatar (61.27 mbps) begged the second and third places, respectively.

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As per the report, the UAE was at fourth place with 61.24 mbps speed, and Norway got the fifth place with 60.90 mbps.

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The average mobile Internet download speed in Pakistan was recorded at 13.55 mbps.

In terms of broadband Internet speed, Singapore topped the list with 191.93 mbps. (IANS)