– Kartarpur Corridor Project: India asks Pakistan to choose new date for meeting

Sikh24 Editors

New Delhi – India, 30 June 2019. The Union government of India has presented a proposal to the Pakistan government for fixing a new date to pursue talks on Kartarpur corridor. According to a letter sent by the Indian Foreign Ministry, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry has been asked to choose dates between July 11 and July 14 to hold a meeting at the Wagah border station.

Till now, conversation between two countries on technical aspects of this corridor has taken place three times. If the Pakistan government accepts this proposal, then the issues of security and conveniently commuting the devotees to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib might be discussed in the next meeting.

According to information availed by the Indian Foreign Ministry, the next meeting might also end up discussion on the type of infrastructure facility to be given to Sikh devotees.

It is noteworthy here that the Indian government is building an international level terminal and a four lane state highway in this project whose 45% work has been finished.

The Kartarpur corridor is set to open in November, 2019 so that the Sikh devotees can go to Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib to celebrate the 550th birthday of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Kartarpur Corridor Project: India asks Pakistan to choose new date for meeting

Dawn – Sikhs perform rites at Gurdwara Baba Guru Nanak

The Newspaper’s Correspondent

Narowal – Panjab – Pakistan, 08 March 2019. Pakistan took wise decisions during its recent tension with India and the Sikh community all over the world will stand by Pakistan through thick and thin.

These views were expressed by the Sikh yatrees (pilgrims) from Canada who are on a visit to Gurdwara Baba Guru Nanak at Kartarpur, while talking to the media here on Thursday.

Two of the pilgrims, Sardar Amarjit Singh and Gurumit Singh, said the Sikh community world over was grateful to the Pakistan government for allowing Kartarpur Corridor Project and working hard to execute it.

They said that after completion of the project millions of poor Sikhs from India would be able to perform their religious rites at the Gurdwara Baba Guru Nanak easily.

They said Pakistan was a peaceful country, while certain elements were spreading baseless propaganda to malign the country and promote jingoism, which should be strongly condemned.

Other yatrees also appreciated Pakistan for acting wisely during the recent tiff with India and promoting love and peace in the region.

They said Pakistan had a great significance for the Sikhs as founder of Sikhism Baba Guru Nanak was born here and his samadhi (grave) is also in Pakistan.

They said that in case of Pakistan facing a hard time, the Sikh community of the world would stand by the country.

The Canadian Sikh yatrees offered their religious rites at the gurdawara and laid a chadar (ceremonial sheet) on the samadhi.

They were also briefed on the corridor project and were informed it would be complete before the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak.

The yatrees were served food, drinks and fruit on the occasion. There were tight security arrangements during their visit to the Gurdwara.