Pakistan PM Imran Khan says opening of Kartarpur Corridor is in line with Islamic principles, Pakistan’s policy of promoting inter-faith harmony, and Quaid-e-Azam’s vision of a peaceful neighbourhood.
He was talking to an Indian writer DS Jaspal, who called on him in Islamabad on Thursday.
Khan said historic initiative to open the Kartarpur Corridor on the pious occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak was to meet the long-standing request of Nanak Naam Levas and especially the Sikh community across the world, particularly from India.
DS Jaspal thanked the Prime Minister for Kartarpur initiative and the warm hospitality extended by Pakistan to all the pilgrims. Jaspal is a researcher and a former civil servant from India. He has authored a book “Tryst with Trees”, documenting historical Gurdwaras named after trees.
Pakistan went all out to charm Sikh pilgrims ahead of the inauguration of the Kartarpur Corridor. PM Khan had earlier announced that Sikh pilgrims coming to Kartarpur will not require a passport and will no longer have to register 10 days in advance.
PM Khan later inaugurated the historic Kartarpur Corridor facilitating the Sikh pilgrims to visit Guru Nanak’s final resting place on 550th birth anniversary.