Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan changed his stance and declared the Sikh pilgrims of India will be charged $20 fee to enter the Kartarpur Corridor on Friday.
The Kartrapur Corridor will be opened to the Indian pilgrims on November 9.
Earlier, PM Imran Khan had tweeted, “For Sikhs coming for pilgrimage to Kartarpur from India, I’ve waived off 2 requirements: they won’t need a passport-just a valid ID; ii) they no longer have to register 10 days in advance. Also, no fee to be charged on day of inauguration & on Guruji’s 550th birthday.”
However on November 7, Pakistan Army Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor had said against PM Khan’s statement. Ghafoor had announced Indian pilgrims should carry their passport for security concerns.
The Kartarpur Corridor connects the Dera Baba Nanak’s shrine in India to the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev which is the Gurudwara Darbar Sahib at Narowal district in Pakistan.