Sunny Deol will be in Pakistan today to attend Kartarpur Corridor's inauguration

6 a worker walks in front of the Shrine of Baba Guru Nanak Dev at the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib ahead of its opening in Kartarpur. — AFP

Sunny Deol to visit Pakistan tomorrow for Kartarpur Corridor inauguration

Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh along with Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal gave the Prime Minister company. But until now, Sikhs who want to visit the shrine must obtain a Pakistani visa and follow the follow-up route, often taking them to Lahore, which is more than 100 kilometers from Caltapur.

"For over 70 years, pilgrims haven't had the chance to cross over, to come over, and that is's's going to be a really emotional moment", said Karan Deep Singh, a pilgrim from Malaysia.

While the corridor will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan on the Pakistani side, Indian PM Modi will open the route at the other end.

The Foreign Office had confirmed on Thursday that it had issued a visa to former Indian cricketer and politician Navjot Singh Sidhu for Kartarpur Corridor inauguration.

He said the prime minister had fulfilled his commitment to provide access to Sikh community to visit their holy shrines.

The board further states: "Indian Air Force dropped this Bomb during 1971 at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Sri Kartarpur Sahib with the aim to destroy it".

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Khan called for cordial relations with India and said both countries can address the problem of poverty.

Why did India and Pakistan take so long to reach an agreement? The shrine will be one of the most important places for Sikhs on that day. Before coming to power, Prime Minister Imran Khan often railed at the successive governments of Pakistan for failing to exploit the vast potential of tourism, including revered religious sites, to attract tourists from around the world.

"After the construction of this corridor, Gurudwara Darbar Sahib (in Kartarpur, Pakistan) will become easily accessible to Sikh pilgrims". Visas to travel between Pakistan and India are normally hard to obtain.

Modi will see off the first group of pilgrims, and they will be welcomed by Khan at the shrine.

The new arrangement allows pilgrims to apply online for special permits to visit the shrine.

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