Kartarpur Corridor to Open on November 2, says PSGPC
Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) head Tara Singh said that the Kartarpur corridor, which connects Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Narowal province, would open on November 2. While talking to a Pakistan’s newspaper, Tara Singh said the Kartarpur corridor will open ahead of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak (the first master of the Sikhs) in November. “The ceremonies relating to the birth anniversary will be held from November 10-12,” added Tara Singh. Tara Singh said they have appealed the Pak government to allow Indian pilgrims to visit Nankana Sahib without a visa and to open the Kartarpur corridor on 8th or 9th November, to aid Sikh pilgrims in reaching Darbar Sahib. With reference to the preparations on Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary, Tara Singh said, “Every year 25,000 to 30,000 Sikh devotees come to Nankana Sahib from within the country and abroad. However, this time we are making arrangements for 1 lakh pilgrims.” Tara added that the PSGPC is also consulting with India’s SGPC to make the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak a memorable event.