No fee will be charged from Sikhs on the inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor: PM

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

01st Nov, 2019. 12:10 pm
PM waived off two requirements for Sikhs coming to Kartarpur

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday waived off two requirements for the Sikhs coming for pilgrimage to Kartarpur from India.

In a tweet, he said the Sikhs from India would not need a passport now but just a valid identity card. They no longer have to register ten days in advance.

He wrote, “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.”

Earlier, the federal government has issued a commemorative coin of 50 rupees on the 550th birthday of Baba Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism.

The Sikh pilgrims, during their visit to the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib next month, will be able to buy the coin of worth Rs50.

The postage stamps, with the image of Gurdwara Janam Asthan, will also be issued worth Rs8 and could be used commonly.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the project on November 9, three days before the 550th birth anniversary Baba Guru Nanak that will be celebrated on November 12.

On Monday, he also laid the foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak University in Nankana Sahib.

The inaugural ceremony was attended by Punjab Chief Minister, other Provincial and Federal Ministers and Foreign Ambassadors.

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