PM Modi will inaugurate the corridor on the Indian side while his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan will attend a similar event on the Pakistani side
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Punjab on November 9 morning to inaugurate the Kartarpur Corridor, which will provide for Indian pilgrims to visit one of Sikhism's holiest shrines in across the border in Pakistan.The prime minister arrived at the Amritsar Airport around 9.00 am. He then visited the Ber Sahib Gurudwara in Sultanpur Lodhi.
— ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2019
PM Modi will inaugurate the corridor on the Indian side while his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan will attend a similar event on the Pakistani side.
The corridor links Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur in India to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of Sikh faith's founder Guru Nanak.
The Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib is located across Ravi River in Pakistan and is about four kilometres from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district of Punjab, India.
The inauguration of the corridor comes in the midst of frayed ties between India and Pakistan following New Delhi's decision in August to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcate the state into two Union Territories.(With inputs from PTI)Get access to India's fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code "GETPRO". Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & analysis For more information, check out the Moneycontrol website or mobile app.