An Indian boy Shihab Chottur reached Pakistan, the boy was waiting for his passport from four months but then he decided to go on foot, he travelled almost 3300 km from Kerala to Punjab to reach Pakistan. He was stopped from entering in Pakistan last year, as there was no agreement between New Delhi and Islamabad to transit visas.
He then waited a whole year for his visa and now reached Pakistan on two-day transit visa, transit visa is for travelers who are travelling over countries on foot. The 29 year old took it to Instagram and posted a video saying that Alhumdulilah reached Pakistan safely crossing the Wahga border. He added that journey on foot is not difficult but the real issue is permission and preparation.
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Shihab Chottur will travel along with groups who go to perform Hajj every year on foot. He also said that it took about 6 months for all the process in taking permission to starting travel. He said that he never lost hope and continue to visit embassies in New Delhi for permission. Finally he achieved that and he is happy for this journey towards Makkah.
The sources told media that due to high security concerns, there was problems in taking permission and now authorities issued him two-day transit visa of Lahore where he will take flight from Lahore airport towards his next destination.
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Another Pakistani student, Usman Arshad is also travelling on foot to perform Hajj this year, he just reached Iran and will travel through Iraq and Kuwait to reach Makkah and perform Hajj.