Chandigarh: In a significant aid to devotees visiting Pakistan for the celebrations of the 550th “Prakash Purb” of Guru Nanak Dev, the host nation on Friday introduced to waive off circumstances of carrying a passport for identification and prior registration for the guests.
Additionally, it has exempted the Indian pilgrims from paying a $20 entry charge 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,” Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted.
“Also, no fee will be charged on the day of inauguration & on Guruji’s 550th birthday,” he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kartarpur Hall on November 9 and dispatch the primary lot of pilgrims to go to Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan’s Punjab province on the event of the start anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev.
The Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara, initially often called 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.
A day earlier, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh reviewed the progress of the preparations at Dera Baba Nanak and Sultanpur Lodhi for the inauguration of the Kartarpur Hall and the 550th Prakash Purb celebrations. He mentioned all preparations have been on monitor.