The Kartarpur Corridor’s inauguration is set to take place on November 9, three days before the 550th birth anniversary festivities. Thousands of Sikh pilgrims are expected to arrive at Nankana Sahib to celebrate the birth of their religious founder.
The Corridor, which is six kilometres long, will allow Sikh pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib. The agreement to establish the Corridor was signed between India and Pakistan in October, which had come as a surprising development given the two nation’s bitter history and current tension over Kashmir.
Now, Prime Minister Imran Khan has made it easier for Sikh pilgrims to visit the holy site by waiving off two previous requirements for the journey. In a tweet, the PM announced that Sikh pilgrims will no longer be required to register 10 days in advance or bring along a passport- just a valid identity card will do.
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