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Pakistan To Invite Manmohan Singh For Kartarpur Corridor Inauguration: Shah Mahmood Qureshi

The Kartarpur Corridor Inauguration Is A Big Programme And Pakistan Is Preparing For It In A Big Way. We Have Decided To Invite India's Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh To Grace The Event, Shah Mehmood Qureshi Said.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 30 Sep 2019, 06:16:55 PM

New Delhi:

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said his country has decided to extend formal invitation to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the inauguration of the Kartarpur Corridor to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.

The corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district of Punjab and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian pilgrims, who will only have to obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib. Pakistan is scheduled to open the Kartarpur corridor for Indian Sikh pilgrims on November 9.

"The Kartarpur corridor inauguration is a big programme and Pakistan is preparing for it in a big way. We have decided to invite India's former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to grace the event... We will send a formal letter to him soon. We are also very happy to receive the Sikh pilgrims who are coming to Kartarpur to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.

"The Kartarpur corridor inauguration is a big programme and Pakistan is preparing for it in a big way. We have decided to invite India's former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to grace the event... We will send a formal letter to him soon," Qureshi said in a video message.

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First Published : 30 Sep 2019, 06:16:55 PM