Kartarpur Corridor testimony of Pakistan's commitment to regional peace, says PM Imran

08:41 AM | 9 Nov, 2019
Kartarpur Corridor testimony of Pakistan's commitment to regional peace, says PM Imran

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

In his message on the occasion of Kartarpur Corridor's opening, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor is the testimony of Pakistan 's commitment to regional peace. 

The Prime Minister said we believe that the road to the prosperity of the region and bright future of our coming generation lies in peace.

Congratulating the Sikh community on both sides of the border and the world over on the historic day, the Imran Khan further said that significance of the event for the Sikh community, on 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji, could be well understood by the Muslims who knew what it meant to visit the holy places.

He said the inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor is a manifestation of the fact that our hearts are always open for the followers of different religions as enjoined by our great religion and envisioned by our Father of the Nation.

The Prime Minister said today we are not only opening border but also our hearts for the Sikh community.

He said the unprecedented gesture of goodwill from the Government of Pakistan is a reflection of its deep respect for Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji and religious sentiments of the Sikh community.

Imran Khan said Pakistan believes that interfaith harmony and peaceful coexistence would provide an opportunity to work for larger interests of the people of the Sub-continent.

Meanwhile, Sikh Yatrees have started arriving at Zero Point and the immigration process is going on at the border terminal.

The first group of Sikh Yatrees has already arrived at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib after the immigration process.