LAHORE - A group of 104 Hindu pilgrims from India arrived here on Sunday on a 10-day visit.

The pilgrims, who entered Pakistan through Wagah Border, will participate in the 309th birth anniversary of Guru Saant Shadharam at Shadhani Darbar in Hayat Pitafi, Mirpur Mathelo (Sindh). Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) officials received them at the Wagah Border crossing.

Talking to the media at Wagah Border, ETPB Chairman Siddiqul Farooq said that people of Pakistan and India wanted the hurdles in good relations between the two countries removed at the earliest.

The issues should be resolved through talks, he said, and added that special arrangements had been made for security, transport and hospitality of Hindu pilgrims .

Talking to the media, leader of the delegation Yogester Lal said that they feel delighted to be in Pakistan. He said the delegation had representation of 10 provinces of India. Indians have good sentiments for Pakistanis, he said, and added that they never faced any problem in Pakistan as the Government of Pakistan always put in place the best facilities for them. He said, "We wanted both governments to make arrangements to ensure ease for the people of both countries." "We all have brought a message of peace, love and harmony," he said.

The Hindu pilgrims would return to India on November 30.