Pakistan has gone all out to charm Sikh pilgrims ahead of the inauguration of the Kartarpur Corridor. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that Sikh pilgrims coming to Kartarpur will not require a passport and will no longer have to register 10 days in advance.
PM Khan, while making the announcement on Twitter, said, “For Sikhs coming for the pilgrimage to Kartarpur from India, I have waived off 2 requirements: i) they wont need a passport – just a valid ID; ii) they no longer have to register 10 days in advance.”
For Sikhs coming for pilgrimage to Kartarpur from India, I have waived off 2 requirements: i) they wont need a passport – just a valid ID; ii) they no longer have to register 10 days in advance. Also, no fee will be charged on day of inauguration & on Guruji's 550th birthday
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 1, 2019
Khan also announced that no fee will be charged on the day the Kartarpur corridor will be inaugurated by the premier on Guru Nanak’s 550th birthday on November 9.
Pakistan has also invited former prime minister of India Manmohan Singh to attend the opening ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor on the occasion of the 550th Birth Anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak.
Meanwhile, a religious procession of Indian Sikh devotees has requested Pakistan to exempt their “Golden Palki”, which is being carried in a specially decorated bus, from all taxes and customs duties.
A specially crafted gold-plated palanquin, known as Golden Palki, was departed from New Delhi on Friday is to be placed at Gurdwara Karartpur in Pakistan’s Narowal district, the birthplace of the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev.