Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday stated that Kartarpur was able to welcome the Sikh pilgrims from India to mark the 550th start anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev – the founding father of Sikhism.
“I want to congratulate our govt for readying Kartarpur, in record time, for Guru Nanak jee’s 550th birthday celebrations,” Khan stated in a collection of tweets together with footage of the arrange on the Pakistani facet for the incoming Sikh pilgrims at Kartarpur.
“Kartarpur ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims,” he added.
Kartarpur able to welcome Sikh pilgrims. pic.twitter.com/P0uEQgWyMs
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 3, 2019
On Friday, Khan introduced waiving circumstances of carrying a passport for identification and prior registration for the guests.
It additionally exempted the Indian pilgrims from paying a $20 entry payment on the day of the inauguration of the hall and Guru Nanak Dev’s birthday.
“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,” Khan tweeted.
“Also, no fee will be charged on the day of inauguration and on Guruji’s 550th birthday,” he added.
The hall will probably be inaugurated on November 9.
The Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara, initially referred to as Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, is a extremely revered Sikh shrine the place Guru Nanak Dev spent 18 years of his life and is his closing resting place.
Earlier, India and Pakistan signed an settlement to operationalise the Kartarpur Hall to permit Indian pilgrims a visa free go to to the holy Darbar Sahib. Nonetheless, the ticklish concern of a $20 service payment imposed by Islamabad remained unresolved.
India signed the deal within the curiosity of the pilgrims and well timed operationalisation of the Kartarpur Hall earlier than the start anniversary celebrations that falls on November 12.