Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kartarpur corridor on November 8, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal tweeted on Saturday. The corridor, which connects Pakistan’s Sikh pilgrimage Kartarpur Sahib to Punjab’s Gurdaspur, will facilitate visa-free movement of Indian pilgrims who will just need a permit to visit the shrine.
“With the blessings of Guru Nanak Dev ji, Sikh Panth’s ardaas for ‘khule darshan deedar’ (free access) of Sri Kartarpur Sahib to finally become reality! On November 8th, history will be created with PM Narendra Modi ji inaugurating the Kartarpur Corridor,” she tweeted.
With the blessings of Guru Nanak Dev ji, Sikh Panth’s ardaas for ‘khule darshan deedar’ of Sri Kartarpur Sahib to finally become reality !
On Nov 8th, history will be created with PM @narendramodi ji inaugurating the #kartarpurcorridor (ICP). 1/2 pic.twitter.com/wBHeTRZcma
— Harsimrat Kaur Badal (@HarsimratBadal_) October 12, 2019
The Kartarpur gurdwara is among the holiest sites for Sikhs. It is believed to be the final resting place of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru.
Last month, a Pakistani official had said the Kartarpur corridor will be opened for Indian pilgrims on November 9.
However, on Friday, a Pakistani Foreign Office spokesman said the date for the inauguration has not been fixed.
“Work on the Kartarpur corridor will be completed on time as committed by Prime Minister Imran Khan. It will be inaugurated on time, but I can’t give any date for its opening as no date has been fixed so far,” Mohammad Faisal, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman, was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.