More than 10,000 Sikh pilgrims will attend Kartarpur Corridor inauguration: overseas office

Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal has said that more than 10,000 Sikhs in India and other nations are expected to attend inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor on Saturday (November 9).

He said that on the occasion of birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak, the Pakistan government has waived the state of carrying passports for Sikh pilgrims. The foreign office spokesperson maintained the government has conveyed the message into Indian High Commission.

Faisal said that 5,000 Sikh pilgrims will arrive from India, while the same number of pilgrims will reach Kartarpur from other countries.Foreign office urges world leaders to take notice of blatant violation of human rights in IoK.Pakistan government has waived the condition of carrying passports for Sikh pilgrims: FO

Faisal said that 5,000 Sikh pilgrims will arrive from India, although the same amount of pilgrims will reach Kartarpur in different nations, such as Britain, Malaysia, Canada, Australia etc..

He pointed out that Sikh pilgrims won’t be allowed to travel anywhere else and also their stay duration will be for a day.

Dr Faisal said the idea of launching the Kartarpur Corridor was initiated from the prime minister and it’ll offer an chance to pay homage to Baba Guru Nanak.

Regarding Kashmir problem, he said that the catastrophe in Indian Occupied Kashmir is day by day and also the lockdown has made lives of Kashmiris miserable.

The foreign office official urged the world leaders to take note of blatant violation of human rights in valley and press on India to solve the problem in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.

Over harassment of Pakistani diplomats in Afghanistan, Dr Faisal said the Afghan administration has been asked to give security to the associates of Pakistani assignment.

Commenting on peace agreement between Yemen and Saudi Arabia, ” he said the deal will decrease tension.

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