Amritsar: The Sikh jatha that returned from Pakistan, on Monday, had also experienced the impact of demonetisation across border.
After observing the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev the pilgrims reached Attari station. They claimed to have faced a lot of currency-related problems in Pakistan.
Pilgrim said that It was tough to make transactions using Indian currency as people in Pakistan were not ready to accept it. Shopping even for the necessary things was tough. Leave aside the banned `500 and `1,000 notes; people in Pakistan were not accepting `100 notes as well.
Another pilgrim mentioned that this was a good tour as far as pilgrimage was concerned, but pilgrims had to struggle a lot on the monetary front.
“Shopkeepers across border were not accepting the old notes, and currency changers accepted the Indian currency at a low value,” he said.
When the jatha went to Pakistan, the pilgrims had feared facing such problems in Pakistan. And their apprehension turned out to be true.
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