António Guterres says Kartarpur portrays true picture of interfaith harmony in Pakistan

By Aizbah Khan - Web Editor

18th February, 2020

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said Kartarpur Corridor was indeed a true picture of prevalent interfaith harmony in Pakistan for the entire world.

While speaking to the media during the visit of Kartarpur Corridor, António Guterres lauded Pakistan for constructing the corridor for facilitating Sikh pilgrims.

The secretary general visited zero point and different parts of Gurdawara, and said he felt like home in Pakistan, said a press release.

Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sahibzada Noor-ul-Haq Qadri welcomed the secretary general and briefed him about the project.

The secretary general was told that Kartarpur was situated just four kilometers from the working boundary between Pakistan and India.

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The project was completed in a period of just ten months. The main aim of the project was to give an easy access to Sikh pilgrims to Kartarpur.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Lahore on Tuesday along with his delegation on a two-day visit.

Antonio Guterres received by Punjab Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht and other senior government officials at the Allama Iqbal International Airport.

During his stay, the UN secretary-general attended various functions and visit some historic places in the city.

Historic places include Shahi Qila and Badshahi Mosque.

A dinner was also be  arranged in his honor at the Shahi Qila.

The secretary-general also paid a visit to the Gurdwara at Kartarpur.

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres  arrived Pakistan on four days official visit to attend the International Conference on Afghan refugees.

The conference held on 17th and 18th February in Islamabad titled as “40 years of Afghan Refugees Presence in Pakistan: A New Partnership for Solidarity”.


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