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PM Modi to inaugurate integrated check post of Kartarpur Corridor tomorrow

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WION Web Team New Delhi, India Nov 08, 2019, 10.53 PM (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the integrated check post (ICP) of the Kartarpur Corridor on Saturday, thereby facilitating smooth, visa-free movement of Indian pilgrims to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan.

The ICP is located at Dera Baba Nanak, Gurdaspur, in Punjab. Prior to the inauguration, Modi will pay obeisance at Ber Sahib Gurudwara at Sultanpur Lodhi, Prime Minister`s Office (PMO) tweeted on Friday.

India and Pakistan had on October 24 signed an agreement on the modalities for operationalising Kartarpur Sahib Corridor, paving the way for its inauguration ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of the Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak Dev.

Posters and banners welcoming pilgrims visiting Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev were spotted at Wagah in Pakistan on Friday.

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The pilgrims have been reaching Pakistan via Wagah border to visit the sacred site at Kartarpur which is the birthplace of Guru Nanak.

Separately, the pilgrims will reach the Gurudwara through the Kartarpur corridor which will be inaugurated tomorrow. The corridor will facilitate the smooth passage of pilgrims who are visiting the holy site.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the corridor from the Indian side while Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will open the route on the Pakistan side.

India and Pakistan had on October 24 signed an agreement on the modalities for operationalising Kartarpur Sahib Corridor, paving the way for its inauguration ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of the Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak Dev.

Pakistan government has proposed a charge of $20 from every pilgrim visiting Kartarpur Corridor on November 9, contrary to earlier stand. 

(With inputs from ANI)
 

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The pilgrims have been reaching Pakistan via Wagah border to visit the sacred site at Kartarpur which is the birthplace of Guru Nanak