Manmohan Singh To Lead Congress Delegation To Kartarpur Sahib

Mumbai: On the account of 550 the anniversary of Guru Nanak dev, India signed an agreement with Pakistan on the modalities for operationalizing Kartarpur Sahib corridor.

According to this agreement,  India and Pakistan agreed to allow visa-free travel of Indian citizens to Kartarpur, but differences persisted about Indian consular officers being located at the site. The singing of this agreement has paid the way for 5,000 Indian pilgrims to visit the holy site without a visa on a daily basis. Each Indian will be charged USD 20 as a service charge.

Meanwhile, the Indian National Congress formed a delegation of its leaders to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan through Kartarpur corridor and reportedly it will be led by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

The delegation includes Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Jyoraditya Scindia, RPN Singh, Asha Kumari, party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, Deepender Hooda, and Jitin Prasad, sources in Congress said.

The names of the leaders were sent to the Punjab government by the All India Congress Committee (AICC).

Apart from the 80 immigration counters to speed up the clearance process, an immigration hall has been built at Zero-Point, four kilometers away from Darbar Sahib, to facilitate the pilgrims.

The pilgrims can carry only 11000 thousand and a bag with them.

Pakistan has allowed the Nagar kirtan as a special gesture to mark the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak. Nagar Kirtan is expected to get into Pakistan by oct. 31 through the atari border.

The first group of pilgrims from India is expected to depart for the neighboring country on November 9.

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