PM congratulates govt for completing Kartarpur’s renovation in record time

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Saturday congratulated his government over the construction of the Kartarpur Corridor in record time ahead of celebrations of Sikh religion founder Baba Guru Nanak’s 550th birthday.

“I want to congratulate our govt for readying Kartarpur, in record time, for Guru Nanak jee’s 550th birthday celebrations. Kartarpur ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims,” the prime minister said on his Twitter handle.

The prime minister also shared multiple images of the fully illuminated building of the complex, including the courtyard, road, and checking counters.

Likely to be inaugurated on November 9, the Kartarpur Corridor would make Pakistan a religious hub for Sikhs from India as well as across the globe.

The corridor will provide visa free access to Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, the final resting place of Baba Guru Nanak.

According to Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), the first phase of the corridor comprised the construction of the main corridor up to zero point, main offices at zero point, basic polishing of existing building of the gurdwara, baradari, langar hall, angetha sahib, sarowar, administrative block and parking area. The second phase would include accommodation for about 10,000 yatrees, shopping malls, and five and seven star hotels.

The corridor’s inauguration would make it the world’s largest Gurdwara to pay respects to the founder of Sikh faith.