ISLAMABAD: India has announced to sign the Kartarpur Corridor pact with Pakistan on 23rd October.
The announcement was made a day after Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi announced the inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor on 9th November before the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak that would be held on 12th November.
Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to inaugurate Karatpurpur Corridor.
The prime minister earlier posted a tweet, “Pakistan is all set to open its doors to Sikhs from all across the globe.”
He added, “The world’s largest Gurdwara will be visited by Sikhs from across India and other parts of the world.”
The prime minister said that the Kartarpur Corridor would be a major religious hub for the Sikh community.
Earlier on 11th October, Pakistan handed the final draft of the proposed bilateral agreement over to India.
India has been in discussions with Pakistan about the $20 per pilgrim fee proposed by Islamabad. Buyt there is no formal response made by the incumbent government yet.
At least 5,000 pilgrims will be allowed to visit the holy site every day. India will share the list of pilgrims 10 days in advance and Pakistan will verify and finalise it four days before the visit.
Pakistan is building the Kartarpur corridor from the Indian border to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur while the other part from Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district up to the border will be constructed by India.
Pakistan will open the Kartarpur Corridor on the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, in a ceremony on 11th November.
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