Kartarpur Development begins to facilitate Sikh devotees.


The 10 acres of land has been started cultivation at Kartarpur tehsil Shakargarh, district Narowal near the border area of Pakistan and India reported by News Channel on Friday.

Four-star hotels and five guesthouses will also be built in the next phase, the decision honored by Sikh community members as the shrine of Baba Guru Nanak, the first guru of Sikhism, is located there.

The purpose of development is to facilitate the Sikh devotees, visiting the shrine from all over the world, especially from India, to pay their respects.

A corridor (border crossing) was inaugurated in November 2018 at Kartarpur. Sikhs from India could travel to Pakistan without visa to pay their respects at the shrine.

Earlier, during 1999, the prime minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, were the part of Delhi–Lahore Bus diplomacy and gave the idea of a border crossing at Kartarpur. On 26 November 2018, the foundation stone was laid down on the Indian side by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Two days later, on 28 November 2018, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan did the same for the Pakistani side.


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