Kartarpur Corridor to open on November 9: Pakistan PM Khan

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Islamabad - Inauguration would coincide with birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Baba Guru Nanak.



By Agencies

Published: Sun 20 Oct 2019, 9:47 PM

Last updated: Mon 21 Oct 2019, 8:27 AM

The government is all set to inaugurate the Kartarpur Corridor on November 9, making Pakistan a religious hub for Sikh pilgrims from India as well as across the globe.
Prime Minister Imran Khan would inaugurate the facility on the scheduled date as construction work had entered the final stage, the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party announced on Sunday on its official Twitter handle.
The inauguration of the Kartarpur Corridor would coincide with the birth anniversary celebrations of founder of Sikhism Baba Guru Nanak.
The tweets also contained a video clip showing the fully-lit building of the Kartarpur Corridor complex. The Kartarpur Corridor will provide a visa-free access to Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib which is the final resting place of Baba Guru Nanak.
In a Facebook post, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that construction work on the Pakistani side had entered the final stage. "Pakistan is all set to open its doors for Sikhs from all across the globe," he wrote. "The world's largest Gurdwara will be visited by Sikhs from across India and other parts of the world," he said.
The prime minister said the Kartarpur Corridor will be a major religious hub for the Sikh community. "(It) will boost the local economy (and) result in earning foreign exchange for the country creating jobs in different sectors including travel and hospitality."


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