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‘Kartarpur ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims’: tweets PM Imran Khan, shares pics

From the Indian border to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan is building the corridor while from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur up to the Pakistan border, India is building the corridor.

SNS | New Delhi |

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday gave himself a pat on the back by “congratulating his government for readying Kartarpur” corridor on time and shared pictures of the complex and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, saying “Kartarpur is ready to welcome the Sikhs pilgrims” for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Sahib which falls on November 12.

PM Khan took to Twitter and shared the pictures ahead of the inauguration of the Kartarpur corridor on November 9.

“Kartarpur ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims,” he tweeted.

In another tweet he said, “I want to congratulate our govt for readying Kartarpur, in record time, for Guru Nanak jee’s 550th birthday celebrations.”

On Friday, Imran Khan announced that Sikh pilgrims from India won’t need a passport to travel to Kartarpur Sahib.

“For Sikhs coming for pilgrimage to Kartarpur from India, I have waived off two requirements: i) they won’t need a passport-just a valid ID; ii) they no longer have to register 10 days in advance. Also, no fee to be charged on day of inauguration and on Guruji”s 550th birthday,” Imran Khan tweeted.

Earlier, he also abolished the condition of passport for the Sikhs coming to Kartarpur and the service fee of USD 20 dollars for those coming for the inaugural ceremony and on the 550th birth anniversary of the Sikh Guru on November 12.

The corridor will be open for the public in the wake of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, his birthplace is Sri Nankana Sahib in Pakistan and this year marks his 550th birth anniversary.

Although, Pakistan PM is facing protests from thousands of people in Islamabad, with their head Maulana Fazlur Rehman demanding resignation of Imran Khan to stop the protest.

The corridor will connect the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Punjab with Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur, just about four km from the international border, located at Narowal district of Pakistan’s Punjab province.

Kartarpur Sahib is located around four kilometers from Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Pakistan’s Narowal district across the Ravi river.

From the Indian border to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan is building the corridor while from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur up to the Pakistan border, India is building the corridor.

After the inauguration of much-awaited Kartarpur corridor on November 9, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public gathering at the Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur.