Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that no fees would be charged from Indian pilgrims on the inauguration day of the Kartarpur Corridor as well as the 550th birthday Guru Nanak Dev.
Moreover, Khan waived off two conditions for the visit, saying that Sikh pilgrims from India would not need a passport to travel to Kartarpur and instead, a valid ID would be permissible. Also, they no longer have to register 10 days in advance for the pilgrimage.
“For Sikhs coming for pilgrimage to Kartarpur from India, I have waived off 2 requirements: i) they wont 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,” Imran Khan tweeted.
Last week, India and Pakistan had signed the agreement on the Kartarpur Corridor that will allow Indian pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, the shrine of the Sikh religion’s founder Guru Nanak Dev in Pakistan.
India has consistently requested Pakistan to not charge $20 fee from Indian pilgrims intending to visit shrine.
The corridor will connect the Dera Baba Nanak shrine with Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, just about 4 kms from the International Border, located at Narowal district of Pakistan’s Punjab province.