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Kartarpur Corridor: Pakistan to charge $20 from every pilgrim on November 9

File photo: Katarpur corridor Photograph:( WION )

WION Web Team New Delhi Nov 08, 2019, 03.22 PM (IST)

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

The border corridor between Pakistan and India will be inaugurated for pilgrims tomorrow.   

This is Pakistan's second U-turn after Pakistan Army spokesman Major Gen Asif Ghafoor on Wednesday announced that Indian Sikh pilgrims would require a passport.

Earlier Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Sikhs coming for the pilgrimage to Kartarpur from India won't need to produce a passport. 

"For Sikhs coming for a pilgrimage to Kartarpur from India, I have waived 2 requirements: i) they won't 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 the day of inauguration & on Guruji's 550th birthday," Khan had said in a tweet.

Pakistan did not agree to India's demand to make the Kartapur Gurdwara's visit, charge-free.

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Earlier Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Sikhs coming for the pilgrimage to Kartarpur from India won't need to produce a passport.