No service charge for Sikh pilgrims on Nov 9th, 12th: FO

No service charge for Sikh pilgrims on Nov 9th, 12th: FO

Islamabad (Web Desk): Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Faisal has said that Pakistan will not receive any service charge from Sikh pilgrims from 9th to 12th of November.

The spokesman recalled that as special gesture on auspicious occasion of 550th anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak, Prime Minister had announced waiver of requirements of passport and registration of pilgrims 10 days in advance. Unfortunately, Indian side has declined these facilitate measures.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate Kartarpur Corridor on Saturday (November 9) to facilitate entry of Sikh pilgrims.

The Corridor is being opened on the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev Ji beginning from Tuesday.

Earlier, PM Khan said that Kartarpur Corridor is ready to welcome the Sikh pilgrims from India on Guru Nanak jee’s 550th birthday celebrations.

The 4-km-long corridor will connect Dera Baba Nanak in India’s Gurdaspur district with Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan’s Narowal district. The corridor will provide visa-free access to the Indian Sikh pilgrims to the shrine.

The Gurdwara Kartarpur Darbar Sahib holds religious significance for the Sikh community. It is where Baba Guru Nanak settled down after his travels as a missionary. He lived there for 18 years until his death in 1539.