Imran Khan formally inaugurates Kartarpur corridor

Kartarpur [Pakistan], Nov 9 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday formally inaugurated the Kartarpur corridor, facilitating the entry of Sikh pilgrims from India into Gurdwara Darbar Sahib here.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Khan said he became aware of the importance of Kartarpur Sahib only a year ago.

"I only got to know a year ago regarding the value of Kartarpur Sahib. This is the Medina for the Sikhs of the world," The Express News reported.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu were present at the gathering during Khan's address.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Integrated Check Post (ICP) of the corridor at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district of Punjab and flagged off the first 'jatha' of devotees traveling to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Narowal district of Punjab province in Pakistan.

India and Pakistan had on October 24 signed an agreement on the modalities for operationalising Kartarpur Sahib corridor, paving the way for its inauguration ahead of 550th birth anniversary of Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak Dev. (ANI)