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Religious Tourism from Pakistan to India

To promote religious tourism and people to people contacts for peace and stability in the region,Government of Pakistan signed a MOU with Government of India on 14th September 1974 regarding ilateral predetermined visits of people of both countries to their religious/ sacred places. Since its signing, the Ministry of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony, Government of Pakistan is regularly arranging visit of Pakistani Zaireen to India on the following Urses: -

Sr. No.

Name of Urs

No. of Zaireen

Lunar Date

Duration of the Urse


Hazrat Mujadid Alf Sani (RA)

Sirhind Sharif


26-28 Saffar

29-04 Sep, 2024


Hazrat Khawaja Allauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir (RA)

Kalyar Sharif


13 Rabi-ul-Awwal

14 Sep to 20 Sep, 2024


Hazrat Hafiz Abdullah Shah (RA)



4 Rabi-us-Sani

05 Oct to 11 Oct,



Hazrat Khawaja Nizamuddin Aulia (RA)



16 Rabi-us-Sani

17 Oct to 24 Oct, 2024


Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti (RA)

Ajmair Sharif


6 Rajab

04-14 Jan, 2025


Hazrat Amir Khusro (RA)



18 Shawal

12-18 April, 2025




















Ziarat Section manages the visits of Pakistani Zaireen to India on the eve of six scheduled Urses of prominent Muslim Saints, as per following procedure:

  • The press release is issued about the Urses.
  • Applications for each Urse are invited to fix the last date (application form available on the website).
  • Balloting is conducted for the selection of Zaireen (If required).
  • Security clearance of Zaireen from Ministry of Interior is obtained.
  • Collecting of Passports from Zaireen and their submission to Indian High Commission for Visas
  • MOFA had shared a proposal of Indian side wherein inclusion of more religious sites was proposed. In response, this Ministry proposed 16 new sites and increase in agreed number of Zaireen for the existing 06 sites, at least double from the existing combined strength of 1500 to 3000.

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