Islamabad (Agencies): Pakistan is all set to inaugurate the Kartarpur Corridor on November 9.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan would inaugurate the facility on the scheduled date as construction work had entered the final stage,” the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf announced on Sunday on its official Twitter handle.
The inauguration of the Kartarpur Corridor would coincide with the birth anniversary celebrations of founder of Sikhism Baba Guru Nanak.
Going one step ahead in a bid to ensure regional peace & interfaith harmony in subcontinent. World’s largest Gurdwara in Kartarpur, Narowal for Sikh community of the World will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan on 9th November 2019. pic.twitter.com/OvYhgTAcTt— PTI (@PTIofficial) October 20, 2019
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.