The opening of the historic Kartarpur Sahib Corridor is a testimony to Pakistan’s commitment to regional peace, Prime Minister Imran Khan stated on Saturday as he congratulated the Sikh neighborhood on the 550th start anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev, the founding father of Sikhism.
The Kartarpur Sahib Corridor linking Dera Baba Sahib in Gurdaspur in India and Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan might be thrown open on Saturday, in a historic people-to-people initiative sparking a glimmer of hope for enchancment in ties between the 2 international locations.
The Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib is positioned throughout the Ravi river in Pakistan and is about 4 kilometres from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.
In his message on the event of Kartarpur Sahib Corridor’s opening, the Prime Minister stated, “we believe that the road to prosperity of region and bright future of our coming generation lies in peace,” state-run Radio Pakistan quoted him as saying.
“Today we are not only opening the border, but also our hearts for the Sikh community,” he stated.
Prime minister Khan stated the unprecedented gesture of goodwill from his authorities was a mirrored image of its deep respect for Baba Guru Nanak Dev and non secular sentiments of the Sikh neighborhood.
Khan congratulated the Sikh neighborhood on each side of the border and the world over on the historic day, the report stated.
Pakistan believes that interfaith concord and peaceable coexistence would supply a chance to work for bigger pursuits of the individuals of the sub-continent, he stated.
Muslims have an important understanding of the sanctity and status of spiritual websites and locations of worship, he stated.
Sikh pilgrims from India have arrived on the Zero Point for immigration to attend the inauguration of the much-awaited Kartarpur Corridor on November 9.
As per particulars, the primary group of Sikh pilgrims reached border terminal and went by way of the immigration course of in a peaceable method. As many as 76 counters for the pilgrims have been made useful by Pakistan for the immigration. The Sikh pilgrims have reached Gurduwara Kartarpur Sahib, the ARY News reported.
The requirement of passport and the $20 service charge have been waived for November 9 and for November 12 by Pakistan, it stated.
Separate occasions have been organised on each the perimeters of the border to launch the much-awaited hall forward of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak’s 550th start anniversary on November 12.
The inauguration of the hall comes within the midst of frayed ties between India and Pakistan following New Delhi’s choice in August to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir’s particular standing and bifurcate it into two Union Territories.
Notwithstanding a chill in bilateral ties over Kashmir, India and Pakistan after powerful negotiations signed an settlement final month, paving the way in which for the inauguration of the Kartarpur hall on November 9.
The settlement will permit 5,000 Indian pilgrims each day to go to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib the place Guru Nanak spent final 18 years of his life.
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