The US welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur corridor, saying that the newly opened corridor is a step towards promoting greater religious freedom.
In a video posted on her official twitter handle, US State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said that the US “welcomes the opening of a new border crossing” between India and Pakistan , “the Kartarpur corridor”.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday formally inaugurated the historic corridor to facilitate visa-free entry of Indian Sikh pilgrims to one of Sikhism’s holiest shrines in Pakistani town of Narowal.
He welcomed the first batch of the Indian Sikh pilgrims who entered Pakistan through the corridor which links Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev, to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab’s Gurdaspur.
US State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a video posted on her official twitter handle.
The newly opened corridor is a step towards promoting greater religious freedom,” she said.
Ortagus also sent her best wishes to the pilgrims crossing the border for the
“It allows Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, an important Sikh house of worship just inside the Pakistan border. This impressive project will transform a remote three-acre site across a sensitive international boundary,” Ortagus said.
“Congratulations to Pakistan on this initiative, and our best wishes to the pilgrims making the crossing for the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak’s birth,” Ortagus said.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday formally inaugurated the historic corridor to facilitate the Indian Sikh pilgrims to one of Sikhism’s holiest shrines in Pakistan’s Narowal district.
Guru Nanak Dev spent the last 18 years of his life at Kartarpur Sahib, which has now become the world’s largest Sikh Gurdwara.
The Corridor is being opened on the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev Ji beginning from Tuesday.