Pakistan Railways has started a special train service for Sikh Yatrees attending Baba Grunanak 550 birth anniversary celebrations from Karachi while the train left for Kartarpur this morning.
The special train service consisting up of eight bogies carrying 800 Sikh Yatrees will reach to Kartarpur from Karachi while the special train has been decorated with respect to Baba Grunanak 500 birth anniversary celebrations.
Governor Sindh Imran Ismail while seeing off the Yatrees at the Railway station said that Pakistan has opened borders for Sikh and Hindu Yatrees adding the minorities faced atrocities in India and in Pakistan they are hugged and they are given rights equal to majority rights.
Expressing solidarity with the Kashmiris, Governor Sindh said that we will not leave our Kashmiris brother lonely while Indian forces have been committing atrocities and cruelty in occupied Kashmir.
Earlier it was told that, irrespective of its ties with India, Pakistan’s doors were open to Sikh pilgrims visiting Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in connection with the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak and other religious sites.
Addressing a press conference at Punjab Governor’s House, Firdous Ashiq rejected the rumors that Pakistan had stalled work on the Kartarpur Corridor after straining of relations with India over the Kashmir issue, saying the corridor would be inaugurated in November.
She said that Pakistan severed its diplomatic ties with India when the latter abrogated Article 370 of its constitution to annex the occupied state of Jammu and Kashmir against the wishes of its people and the United Nations resolutions.
Pakistan also discontinued the train service between the two countries, she added.