NAROWAL: Prime Minister Imran Khan will lay the foundation stone of Kartarpur Corridor here on Wednesday (tomorrow), to facilitate Sikh pilgrims across the border for travel to a historic Gurdwara in Narowal district.
The work for preparation of the stage, with 20ft width and 60ft length, for the ground breaking ceremony of the road, has been in its concluding phase.
The construction work of the corridor will begin after the ground breaking ceremony tomorrow.
The formal opening of the work of the Kartarpur Corridor in India began yesterday after a formal ceremony.
After Pakistan’s initiative to open the Kartarpur Corridor on the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Baba Guru Nanak next year, India last week had agreed and decided to build the Kartarpur road corridor up to the border with Pakistan.
Pakistan and India both had made an official announcement on November 15 in this regard.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has invited former Indian cricketer and politician Navjot Singh Sidhu to visit Pakistan to attend the ground-breaking ceremony of Kartarpur border corridor with India.
Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara at the bank of Ravi river in Pakistan is about four km from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine.
The Sikh community was demanding for a long time to build a corridor linking India’s border district of Gurdaspur to historic gurudwara in Pakistan. The corridor will give Indian pilgrims easy access to the shrine in Kartarpur.
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