According to reports, delegations from Indian and Pakistan met in Punjab's Narowal and signed the Kartarpur Corridor agreement
Islamabad: Delegations from India and Pakistan, on Thursday (October 24), signed an agreement to operationalise the Kartarpur corridor.
Before signing the Kartarpur Corridor agreement, Pakistan delegation, led by foreign office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal, took to Twitter and said, "Reaching Kartarpur Sahib for the signing of historic Pakistan India Agreement on the opening of the corridor. PM Khan will inaugurate the Kartarpur Sahib corridor in Narowal, Pakistan on November 9 Insha Allah."
India and Pakistan signed the Kartarpur Corridor agreement, connecting the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab's Gurdaspur with Darbar Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan.
Earlier, the two countries held a series of high-level talks for the operationalisation of the corridor ahead of the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev.
The corridor will now facilitate visa-free movement of Indian pilgrims, who will have to obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib, which was established in 1522 by Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak Dev.
The corridor will also be the first visa-free connectivity between the two neighbours, Dunya News reported.
India had also said that there was "agreement" between New Delhi and Islamabad on all other issues except the matter of service fee to be charged from Indian pilgrims.
From the very start, Pakistan insisted on levying a fee of $20 from each pilgrim visiting Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara through the corridor.
However, the Indian side repeatedly urged the Islamic nation not to charge the proposed fee.
The corridor will facilitate visa-free movement of Indian pilgrims, who will have to obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib, which was established in 1522 by Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak Dev.
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Last Updated Oct 24, 2019, 1:05 PM IST