Over 10,000 Sikhs to attend Kartarpur Corridor Opening Ceremony: FO

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Over 10,000 Sikhs from across the world including India will attend the inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor to be performed by Prime Minister Imran Khan on November 9, the Foreign Office said on Thursday.

The newly-built Kartarpur Corridor will be opened for the Indian Sikh Yatrees (Pilgrims) as they will arrive at Gurdwara Dera Sahib in Kartarpur to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

In his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said that under the 1974 agreement with New Delhi regarding religious pilgrims, about 5,000 pilgrims will come from India whereas our missions abroad have issued the same number of visas.

Dr Faisal said that the pilgrims from different Countries including Canada, Britain, America, Singapore, Malaysia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, New Zealand and Australia will attend the inauguration ceremony.

The Spokesperson said that Kartarpur is a dedicated Corridor for the people from India to come, pay respect and go back the same day. He added that the visitors cannot go anywhere else.

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Dr Muhammad Faisal said that as a special gesture on the auspicious occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak, Pakistan has waived the pilgrims from carrying passport for the 550th celebrations, the requirement to convey pilgrim information 10 days prior to the entry through Kartarpur Corridor and the US$ 20 service charges per pilgrim per visit on November 9-12.

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“We hope that the corridor will provide an opportunity especially to the Sikh Community to come and observe the prayers at Baba Guru Nanak Sahib’s shrine,” he said.

 

 

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