The leaders of Sikh community have appreciated the Pakistani government’s initiatives and commitment to the opening of Kartarpur Corridor. The appreciation came during a meeting between Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Britain, Mohammad Nafees Zakaria and Sikh community leaders in London.
During the meeting, both sides discussed matters of mutual interest and views on the arrangement for the upcoming 550th Birth Anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak in Pakistan. They also thanked Nafees Zakaria for setting up a special Help Desk at the Pakistani High Commission to assist in visa application process for the Sikh pilgrims from Britain.
Earlier, the third round of talks between Pakistan and India on the Kartarpur Corridor held successfully as both the countries have agreed to open the corridor from November. According to details, Pakistan and India reached an understanding on visa-free travel of Indian pilgrims to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib based on their faith but no formal agreement could be signed.
The corridor will be operational throughout the year, seven days a week, an understanding was reach and pilgrims will have a choice to visit as individuals or in groups and on foot.
“In line with Prime Minister Khan’s commitment and Pakistan’s unprecedented gesture of opening the Pakistan- India border for the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor, Pakistan will permit 5000 Indian pilgrims daily, with the provision for additional numbers on special occasions, subject to capacity” Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in an official statement.