Islamabad | Jagran News Desk: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who shared some of the dazzling pictures of the Kartarpur complex and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, said that the revered venue is ready to welcome the Sikhs pilgrims for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev.

Khan shared the pictures on his Twitter account ahead of the inauguration of the Kartarpur corridor on November 9.

"Kartarpur ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims," said Khan in a tweet on Sunday.

In another tweet, the Pakistan Prime Minister also congratulated his government for completing the construction work on time.

"I want to congratulate our govt for readying Kartarpur, in record time, for Guru Nanak jee's 550th birthday celebrations," he said.

The Kartarpur corridor will be inaugurated on November 9 and it looks that the Pakistan Prime Minister is trying to sell the idea of religious tourism by attracting millions of Sikhs who have several holiest places in Pakistan.

Khan has also abolished the condition of passport for the Sikhs coming to Kartarpur and the service fee of USD 20 dollars for those coming for the inaugural ceremony and on the 550th birth anniversary of the Sikh Guru on November 12.

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The Kartarpur Corridor will connect the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India's Punjab with Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur, just 4 kilometres from the International Border, located at Narowal district of Pakistan's Punjab province.

Last week, India and Pakistan signed a landmark agreement to operationalise the historic Kartarpur Corridor to allow Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit the holy Darbar Sahib in Pakistan.

According to the agreement, 5,000 pilgrims can visit the shrine everyday and that additional pilgrims will be allowed on special occasions, subject to capacity expansion of facilities by the Pakistani side.

The two countries have also decided that the corridor will be operational through the year and seven days a week and that pilgrims, except kids and elderly persons, will have a choice to visit it as individuals or in groups.

(With PTI inputs)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma