PM Imran Khan inaugurates Kartarpur Corridor tomorrow

09:46 AM | 8 Nov, 2019
PM Imran Khan inaugurates Kartarpur Corridor tomorrow

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate Kartarpur Corridor tomorrow (Saturday) to facilitate entry of Sikh pilgrims from India into Gurdwara Dera Sahib at Kartarpur in Narowal district of Pakistan .

The Corridor is being opened on the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev Ji beginning from Tuesday.

The landmark project initiated on the directives of Imran Khan as a peace-building measure for the region and to promote interfaith harmony is entirely funded and executed by Pakistan as a gift for Sikh community, the Radio Pakistan reported.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, as a mark of utmost facilitation, has waived off the condition of passport and the fee for pilgrims, who are visiting Pakistan , on the day of the inauguration of the corridor and Guru JI's birthday.

Initially, 5,000 yatrees (pilgrims) per day are expected to come from India .

Earlier, Pakistan , as a special gesture, has announced concessions on the auspicious occasion of 550th Birth Anniversary of BabaGuruNanak to facilitate pilgrims but India has refused to avail the facilities.