KARTARPUR: PAKISTAN GIVES A NOD TO VISA-FREE TRAVEL FOR INDIAN SIKH PILGRIMS

Pakistan has put forward recommendations to India for allowing visa-free travel to Indian Sikh pilgrims via Kartarpur corridor, said a media report.

In this regard, Islamabad has sent a 59-page document mentioning 14 recommendations. Accordingly, Indian pilgrims can travel visa-free and it also suggests facilitation centres and security checkpoints on either side of the border. The pilgrims can travel in groups of 15 people and the neighbouring country will issue the required special permits for the pilgrims. Both the countries must compile a record of visitors which includes their names too.

The list of pilgrims’ names must be forwarded to Pakistan government three days in advance and its compulsory for the all the visitors to possess a standard Indian passport. The recommendations further state that all the visitors must without fail to get a security clearance certificate from the Indian government. Special permits will be issued to 500 visitors per day.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had laid the foundation for Kartarpur on the Pakistan side on November 28 in the current year.

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