LAHORE: A large number of Sikh pilgrims have reached Lahore via Wagha Border to attend the 550th birth celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak Dev.
Chairman Evacuee Trust Property Board Dr. Amer Ahmed and Pakistan Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee President Satwant Singh welcomed the 2,500 pilgrims upon their arrival in Pakistan.
Another 2,000 pilgrims will arrive in Pakistan later today.
The Sikh pilgrims would take part in religious rites in Nankana Sahib during the next two days while they will travel to Kartarpur to attend the inaugural ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor.
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The Sikhs would return to Nankana Sahib and participate in their religious rites on 9th and 10th November.
The pilgrims praised Prime Minister Imran Khan, according to them, the premier had achieved what could not be done in the last 72 years.
The incumbent government completed all arrangements to inaugurate the Kartarpur Corridor on 9th November before the 550th Birth Anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Devji.
The yatrees will depart for India on 13th and 14th November after performing religious rites.
Kartarpur is a visa-free corridor where Sikh pilgrims can come after getting their passports scanned and bio passport scanned, and biometric confirmation with a nominal payment of service charges of only 20 dollars per head. The pilgrims will come in the morning and will return in the evening.
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