No need for passport and pre-registration for Sikh pilgrims visiting Kartarpur: Pakistan PM
In a major relief to devotees visiting Pakistan for the celebrations of the 550th “Prakash Purb” of Guru Nanak Dev, the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday announced to waive off conditions of carrying a passport for identification and prior registration for the visitors.
Also, he has exempted the Indian pilgrims from paying a $20 entry fee on the day of inauguration of the corridor and Guru Nanak Dev’s birthday.
“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,” Khan tweeted.
The corridor will be open to the public on 10 November. This corridor will connect the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Punjab with the Darbar Sahab in Pakistan’s Punjab, located only 4 kilometers from the international borders in Narowal district of Pakistan’s province Punjab.
The inauguration ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor will be held ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev on November 12th, 2019.
The agreement will allow 5,000 Indian pilgrims daily to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib where Guru Nanak had spent last 18 years of his life.