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Prime Minister chaired the meeting on Kartarpur Corridor


Shahbaz Ahmed Reporter

03rd Nov, 2019. 08:09 pm
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A meeting was held in connection with the inauguration of the Kartarpur Corridor, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The meeting reviewed the inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor, arrangements to facilitate Sikh pilgrims from India and around the world.

The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction over the facilities and arrangements provided for Sikh pilgrims.

Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noor ul Haq Qadri, Interior  Minister Brigadier (r) Ijaz Ahmed Shah, Secretary of Interior, Foreign Secretary, Finance Secretary, Secretaries of Defence, Religion and other senior officers attended the meeting.

On the other hand Prime Minister Imran Khan said on social media, “I want to congratulate our govt for readying Kartarpur, in record time, for Guru Nanak jee’s 550th birthday celebrations.”

 

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan 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.

 

The federal government had 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.

 

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.

 

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