Pakistan statement on the Kartarpur Corridor to woo Sikhs

Aug 25 2019 04:02 PM
Pakistan statement on the Kartarpur Corridor to woo Sikhs

Islamabad: A senior aide to Pakistan's PM Imran Khan says Pakistan is committed to completing the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims even after tensions with India. He said this on Sunday. Pakistan has completed 90 per cent of the work on the Kartarpur corridor from 'Zero Line' to Gurdwara Sahib and is planned to be inaugurated on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in November this year.

The corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan, to Dera Baba Nanak Gurudwara in Gurdaspur district of Punjab. This will facilitate visa free movement of Indian Sikh pilgrims. These devotees will have to get only one 'permit' to go to Kartarpur Sahib. According to media reports, the first batch of devotees from India will arrive in Pakistan on November 9.

In a series of tweets, Pakistan's PM Imran Khan's special assistant, Paradise Ashik Awan said that Kartarpur is a sacred place for Sikhs and is a perfect example of inter-caste harmony. He dismissed reports that Pakistan has stopped the work of the corridor due to the recent tension in relations with India.

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