PM Khan waives off two important requirements for Indian Sikh pilgrims

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday announced that he had made two important concessions for Sikh pilgrims coming from India.

Taking to Twitter, the prime minister announced that he had ‘waived off’ two important requirements for Sikh pilgrims coming from India.

“For Sikhs coming for the pilgrimage to Kartarpur from India, I have waived off 2 requirements: i) they won’t need a passport – just a valid ID; ii) they no longer have to register 10 days in advance. Also, no fee will be charged on day of inauguration & on Guruji’s 550th birthday,” he tweeted.

India and Pakistan signed the Kartarpur Corridor agreement a few days ago. As per the agreement, India will send Pakistan a list of the pilgrims that would enter Pakistan through the corridor 10 days in advance of the pilgrimage.

Pakistan would confirm the list four days before the arrival of the pilgrims. Around 5,000 pilgrims would travel through the corridor each day. Pakistan will charge each pilgrim $20 service charges. Apart from Sikhs, Hindus, Christians, and Zoroastrians will also be able to use the corridor.