Prime Minister Imran Khan has formally inaugurated the Kartarpur Corridor at a colourful ceremony. The historic event has paved way for Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit one of their religion’s holiest sites in Pakistan without needing a visa. PM Imran noted that lessons that can be drawn from Guru Nanak’s teachings are about bringing people together and not to spread hate.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced in a Tweet two special waivers for Sikh pilgrims who arrive from India to visit Kartarpur. The visitors will no longer need a passport to cross over into Pakistan as long as they have a valid identity. The condition for pilgrims to register 10 days before their arrival to the Kartarpur shrine also be waived.
The government of Pakistan has issued a commemorative coin to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji – founder of Sikh religion. The move comes after Islamabad and New Delhi last week signed an agreement to open Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib – one of Sikhism’s holiest pilgrimage sites in Narowal district of Punjab – without a visa.