Prime Minister Imran Khan fulfilled his promise of opening Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims. PM Khan also shared some pictures of Gurduwara Darbar Sahib and the Kartarpur complex. Along with pictures, Imran Khan mentioned in the tweet that that the venue is ready to welcome the Sikh pilgrims.
PM Khan shared the pictures on his twitter account ahead of the opening ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor on 9th of November.
“Kartarpur (is) ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims,” PM Imran Khan tweeted.
Prime Minister also congratulated his government for completing the project in a very less amount of time so that the Sikh Pilgrims can celebrate Baba Guru Nanak’s 550 birthday.
“I want to congratulate our govt for readying Kartarpur, in record time, for Guru Nanak jee’s 550th birthday celebrations,” he said.
It seems that Imran Khan is trying to make his country a good tourism attraction by making it easy for Sikh Pilgrims to visit the Shrine. Earlier he eased the conditions of visiting the Shrine by waving off the passport compulsion. Also the fee of $20 per pilgrim for inaugural ceremony was also removed.
However, opposition leaders like Ahsan Iqbal have criticized Imran Khan’s move of allowing Sikh Pilgrims visit the country without a passport. Ahsan Iqbal said it is a good gesture for Sikh brothers but “lifting condition of passport for foreigners like Indians was a blunder”.
Kartarpur Corridor with connect with India’s Punjab. Guru Nanak’s shrine is located only 4 kilometers away from the international border of India and Pakistan. According to the agreement between the two countries, maximum 5,000 pilgrims can visit the shrine per day. However, on some special occasions more pilgrims can also be allowed depending upon the capacity of hosting the pilgrims by the Pakistani side.
According to the agreement between the two countries, anyone can visit the shrine seven days a week. It seems that all these efforts are being made to attract millions of Sikh pilgrims from all over the world in order to improve the tourism of the country.