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Pak PM Imran Khan waives off two conditions for Kartarpur pilgrims

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 1 November 2019, 12:19 IST
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On Friday, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan took Twitter to announce that his government has decided to wave off two key requirements for Indians going for pilgrimage to Gurdwara Darbar Sahid Kartarpur. Imran Khan said that Indian pilgrims will no longer be required to take their passport and only a valid ID will be needed for entering Pakistan for Kartar pilgrimage.

The second condition he announced that now Sikh visitors will no longer need to register ten days in advance. He also said that no fee will be charged on the opening of Kartarpur corridor on 9th November on Guru Nanak Dev's 550th birth anniversary on 12th November.

Imran Khan tweeted, "For Sikhs coming for pilgrimage to Kartarpur from India, I have waived off 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 day of inauguration & on Guruji's 550th birthday,"

This came after the first batch of 1100 Sikhs from India already arrived in Lahore on Thursday for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak.

"For Sikhs coming for pilgrimage to Kartarpur from India, I have waived off 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 day of inauguration & on Guruji's 550th birthday,"

Pakistan PM Imran Khan will open the Kartarpur corridor ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak on 12th November.

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First published: 1 November 2019, 11:43 IST
 
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