Islamabad (Agencies): The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday confirmed that visa has been issued to former Indian cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu for Kartarpur Corridor inauguration.
During weekly briefing, FO Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal confirmed that Pakistan had issued visa to Navjot Singh Sidhu for his visit to holy shrine of Baba Guru Nanak.
The spokesperson clarified that the passport waiver for Kartarpur pilgrims would extend up to one year as a special gesture on the 550th birth anniversary of Sikh leader Baba Guru Nanak.
“The $20 service fee per pilgrim would not be charged for first two days after inauguration of Corridor, i.e. on November 9 and 10,” he said. He added the package of goodwill gestures also included abolishing the requirement of 10-day advance intimation.
Dr Faisal said Pakistan was expecting a massive inflow of Sikhs from all over the world to visit their revered site on Saturday, adding that the incumbent government had in particular interest in promotion of religious tourism.