Kartarpur all set to welcome Sikh pilgrims, says Pak PM

Kartarpur all set to welcome Sikh pilgrims, says Pak PM

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Islamabad, Nov 3 : Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that Kartarpur Corridor and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib are ready for the Sikhs pilgrims for the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the religion.

Mr Khan took to twitter to share the first picture of the Kartarpur Corridor complex and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib and complement his government for completing the task 'in a record time'.

"I want to congratulate our govt for readying Kartarpur, in record time, for Guru Nanak jee's 550th birthday celebrations," cricketer-turned-politician tweeted. "Kartarpur ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims," the the PM added.

Earlier, Mr Khan had announced the exemption of passport for identification and prior registration for the devotees. He also waived off the service charge of US dollar 20 dollars for the pilgrims on the 550th birth anniversary of first Sikh Guru.

The corridor will be inaugurated on November 9.

India and Pakistan last month signed a pact to open the corridor between the two countries that will allow Indian pilgrims to visit Darbar Sahib Gurdwara in Kartarpur, in Narowal district of Pakistan.

The corridor connects Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur with the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur, India. (UNI)