Saturday Nov 09, 2019
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday, thanked his Pakistani counterpart, Imran Khan, for his cooperation on the Kartarpur Corridor issue.
Speaking at an event, Modi said that Prime Minister Imran had understood the emotions of the Indian people.
"I would like to thank the prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, for understanding the sentiments of the people of India," he said.
Modi said that it had become easier for Sikh pilgrims to go to Guru Nanak's Gurdwara because of the corridor.
"I would like to thank the authorities in Pakistan who helped create this corridor in a short span of time," he said.
During his speech at the inauguration ceremony, Prime Minister Imran had urged Modi to solve the issue of occupied Kashmir through talks.
Pakistan opens Kartarpur Corridor for Indian pilgrims
The Government of Pakistan has fulfilled a long-awaited demand of the Sikh community and Prime Minister Imran Khan is going to inaugurate today the extended Gurdwara Darbar Sahib and the Kartarpur Corridor.
Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, situated in Kartarpur, is the second holiest place for the Sikh community. This is 120 km away from Lahore and situated in a small village of Kotheypind at the bank of River Ravi — at a distance of only 4 km from Pakistan-India border.
This village is included in Shakargarh tehsil of Narowal district and the beautiful white Gurdwara looks elegantly placed between the grasslands.
It has been said in the agreement reached between Pakistan and India that daily five thousand Sikh yatris (pilgrims) will be allowed to visit the Gurdwara through the Corridor.