Patron-in-chief of the Pakistan Hindu Council and Member of National Assembly, Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, in a video message has said that rumours regarding the cancellation of “Faith Tourism Initiative” are false, and the programme has been postponed, but not cancelled.

The news reports regarding refusal of the Indian government, regarding the request of landing PIA plane at Jaipur International Airport, have been making rounds since morning. Ramesh, while clarifying the news, said, “Our request for PIA landing reached India on January 24; they only had one day after it, and then it was a holiday on 26, and yesterday was 27 so they said they require some time for clearance.”

“We accept your faith tourism programme and it is a good proposal and we welcome it,” was India’s official response according to Dr Ramesh Kumar.


Dr Ramesh added that he is hopeful that he will get the clearance next week.

“This initiative is highly welcomed by both Pak/Indian Governments,” he said in a tweet.

The programme was initially planned to take Pakistani nationals to India on a four-day tour from January 29-February 1, 2022, for Pilgrimage of Hazrat Nizamudin Aulia (R.A.) Delhi and Hazrat Moinudin Chishti (R.A.) Ajmer ,along with a visit of Taj Mahal Agra, Pink city Jaipur and city tour of Delhi.