Permit or passport-based identity must for Kartarpur, says ISPR chief

Published November 7, 2019
Kartarpur Corridor, which provides a visa-free access to Indian Sikhs to Kartarpur Gurdwara, will be inaugurated on Saturday.  — AFP/File
Kartarpur Corridor, which provides a visa-free access to Indian Sikhs to Kartarpur Gurdwara, will be inaugurated on Saturday. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Wednesday said that Indian Sikh pilgrims would require a permit or a passport-based identity to use Kartarpur Corridor.

Speaking to a private channel, the spokesman of the military said for the Sikh pilgrims this would be a legal entry through a permit or a passport-based identity.

Kartarpur Corridor, which provides a visa-free access to Indian Sikhs to Kartarpur Gurdwara, will be inaugurated on Saturday.

The corridor has been established to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, falling on Nov 12.

Prime Minister Imran Khan had on Nov 1, while announcing the completion of Kartarpur Corridor on Twitter, said that he had waived two requirements relating to passport and registering 10 days in advance. He had said that the pilgrims could visit the Gurdwara with any valid identity document.

He had further said that no fee would be charged on the day of inauguration and on Guruji’s 550th birthday.

Published in Dawn, November 7th, 2019 This is an amended version of the earlier news report.

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