New Delhi: Pakistan is anticipated to earn as much as Indian Rs 258 crore each year — about Pakistani Rs 571 crore — from pilgrims visiting Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, the ultimate resting place of founding father of Sikhism Shri Guru Nanak Dev, officers stated on Monday.
The service charge from the pilgrims shall be one other supply of international foreign money era for Pakistan, which is already reeling beneath extreme monetary disaster, a authorities official stated.
Since 5,000 pilgrims are allowed to go to the gurdwara Darbar Saheb Kartarpur, Pakistan, which shall be charging USD 20 service charge per pilgrim, will earn USD 1,00,000 day-after-day.
With Monday’s charge of Indian Rs 70.95 for one USD, Pakistan will earn Indian Rs 70.95 lakh day-after-day.
As the speed of Pakistani foreign money is Rs 156.46 for one USD, the per day incomes shall be Rs 1.56 crore (Pakistani rupees).
Because the pilgrimage shall be allowed all 365 days in a 12 months, Pakistan will earn USD 3,65,00,000.
The quantity shall be Indian Rs 258 crore and Pakistani Rs 571 crore.
Although India determined to signal a pact with Pakistan on October 23 for making certain clean journey of pilgrims by the Kartarpur hall, it has requested Islamabad to evaluate the choice to cost the charge in future.
Final month, India and Pakistan agreed on visa-free journey of Indian pilgrims to Gurudwara Darbar Sahib utilizing the Kartarpur hall.
Pilgrims will solely have to hold their passports to go to the revered gurdwara in Pakistan.
Individuals of Indian origin holding OCI (Abroad Citizenship of India) card can also go to the Gurdwara utilizing the Kartarpur hall.
It was additionally determined that 5,000 pilgrims can go to the shrine on a regular basis and that extra pilgrims shall be allowed on particular events, topic to capability enlargement of amenities by Pakistan aspect.
India and Pakistan have additionally determined that the hall shall be operational all year long and 7 days every week and that pilgrims may have a selection to go to it as people or in teams.