Tuesday, December 1, 2020
ADVT 
India

Pakistan Opens Immigration Centre At Kartarpur Border

IANS, 03 Dec, 2018
    Pakistan has established an immigration centre at the Kartarpur border following the groundbreaking of the landmark corridor for Sikh pilgrims.
     
     
    The corridor will connect Sikh faith’s founder Guru Nanak Dev’s final resting place in Pakistan’s Kartarpur to the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district in India, fulfilling a long-pending demand of the Sikh community.
     
     
    Since the border crossing could be an easy target for “terrorists, human traffickers and drug dealers”, a strong mechanism was required to keep the situation under control on both sides of the border, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Deputy Director (Punjab) Mufakhar Adeel said.
     
     
    “The FIA has set up an immigration office at Kartarpur border in Narowal (some 120 kms from Lahore) in connection with the opening of Kartarpur corridor,” Adeel told Dawn news.
     
    “The FIA officers will play the role of boarding officers and check the documents of Sikh pilgrims and identify them through biometric technology. Sikh pilgrims having visas will be allowed to enter the city while those with permits will be given access to Gurudwara Darbar Sahib only,” he said.
     
     
    On November 28, Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the foundation stone of the Kartarpur corridor.
     
     
    On November 26, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh laid the foundation stone for the Kartarpur Sahib corridor in Gurdaspur.
     
     
    Khan said that his government and the army wanted a “civilised relationship” with India, declaring that Islamabad would move two steps forward if New Delhi took one step.
     
     
    Khan cited examples of France and Germany which fought many wars but eventually came closer for the welfare of their people.
     
     
    Pakistan assured that it will keep improving the Kartarpur corridor and provide maximum facilities to the pilgrims when they visit in November, 2019 to celebrate Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary.
     
     
    The much-awaited corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur  with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian Sikh pilgrims, who will have to just obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib, which was established in 1522 by Guru Nanak Dev.
     
     
    The corridor is expected to be completed within six months. 

    MORE India ARTICLES

    Fight Will Continue: Tej Pratap After Divorce Hearing Gets Deferred

    Fight Will Continue: Tej Pratap After Divorce Hearing Gets Deferred

    Tej Pratap Yadav, away from Patna ever since he filed the petition on November 3, arrived at the court minutes ahead of the commencement of hearing.

    Fight Will Continue: Tej Pratap After Divorce Hearing Gets Deferred

    On Pak PM's Offer Of Opening Temples To Indians, Mehbooba Mufti's Reply

    Mehbooba Mufti's tweet came in response to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's interaction with Indian journalists, in which he reportedly said, "We can consider other proposals, including opening up travel for the Sharada Peeth in Kashmir, Katasraj and other Hindu shrines too."

    On Pak PM's Offer Of Opening Temples To Indians, Mehbooba Mufti's Reply

    Bhim Army Chief Stresses On Dalit-Muslim Unity Ahead Of 2019

    "Muslims have been sidelined by those leaders and parties for whom they have been voting till now," Chandrashekhar said.

    Bhim Army Chief Stresses On Dalit-Muslim Unity Ahead Of 2019

    Arunachal Governor Takes Pregnant Woman In His Own Chopper To Hospital

    When the chopper developed a snag after refuelling at Tezpur, the Governor requisitioned an Air Force helicopter and let the woman and her husband leave first for the capital city. He returned later in another aircraft.

    Arunachal Governor Takes Pregnant Woman In His Own Chopper To Hospital

    India Strongly Supports The Cause Of Palestine, Says PM Modi

    India Strongly Supports The Cause Of Palestine, Says PM Modi

    "I wish to convey India's strong support for the Palestinian cause and to express our solidarity with the Palestinian people," PM Modi said.

    India Strongly Supports The Cause Of Palestine, Says PM Modi

    Vijay Mallya Is Ready To Pay His Dues, Lawyer Tells Court

    Vijay Mallya Is Ready To Pay His Dues, Lawyer Tells Court
    Vijay Mallya — who is currently in London— has so far neither appeared in court, nor submitted any undertaking indicating he would join the process of law in India, the ED’s counsel, DP Singh, told the court.

    Vijay Mallya Is Ready To Pay His Dues, Lawyer Tells Court