Karatrpur ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims, says Pakistan PM Imran Khan
Islamabad : Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday shared pictures of the Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara complex saying that the revered venue is ready to host the Sikh pilgrims for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak.
The pictures have been shared by Pak PM Imran Khan days ahead of the official launch of Kartarpur Corridor between India and Pakistan on November 9.
The year 2019 marks the 550th birth anniversary year of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, whose birthplace is Sri Nankana Sahib in Pakistan.
"Kartarpur (is) ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims," he tweeted.
In a separate tweet, he also congratulated his government for successfully completing the work in time.
Couple of days back, he had removed two requirements – visa and advance booking – for Sikh devotees coming to visit the gurudwara. PM Imran Khan had also announced that the regular fee of $20 will also remain exempted for the devotees visiting on the inaugural day.
The proposed opening of the corridor coincides with the presence of tens of thousands of protestors in the capital Islamabad. Their leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman had demanded resignation of Khan as conditions to disperse peacefully.
The Kartarpur Corridor will connect the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India's Punjab with Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur, just 4 kilometres from the International Border, located at Narowal district of Pakistan's Punjab province.