slamabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says Pakistan looks forward to welcoming Sikh pilgrims visiting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib through the Kartarpur Corridor on Wednesday.
In a statement, he said while Pakistan had reopened the Kartarpur Corridor on June 29 last year after temporary suspension of about three months due to COVID-19 pandemic, India had kept the Corridor closed from its side for nearly 20 months, and has only now allowed it to be re-opened.
He said Sikh community from India and around the world had been urging the opening of the Corridor. He said Pakistan had also proposed formally to India to reopen the corridor in respect of the wishes and sentiments of the pilgrims.
The Minister said Pakistan will also be hosting thousands of Sikh pilgrims from India and around the world for 552nd birth anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak for ten days from today.