Ramesh Lal, a Pakistani lawmaker, travelled to Jammu to pay respects at the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi temple with his wife and children.
According to Ramesh Lal, a member of the Pakistan Peoples Party who represents the Larkana seat in the National Assembly of Pakistan, he visited the holy shrine on Tuesday with his wife Ashi and daughter Jaya before leaving for Katra on Wednesday.
Since 1996, we have been making pilgrimages to the sacred site. Other Pakistani minorities also wish to visit Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine and other sacred sites, but they are unable to do so because of visa limitations, he added.
We urge the governments of the two nations to relax visa requirements so that citizens of the two nations may go to India or Pakistan to visit holy sites. We have several sacred sites, like Katasraj, the Hinglaj Mata Temple, Nankana Sahib, Panja Sahib, and Kartarpur, among others, even in Pakistan, he said.