United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres To Visit Kartarpur Gurdwara In Pakistan

The Kartarpur Corridor, which links Dera Baba Sahib in Gurdaspur in India and Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan, was ...

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, in Kartarpur during his visit to Pakistan next week.

The UN chief will arrive in Islamabad on Sunday and will hold bilateral meetings with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on that day, and speak at an event on sustainable development and climate change.

Mr Guterres will "travel to Kartarpur to visit a holy site, Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib", deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters here on Monday...

...He will visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib before returning to New York on February 19.

In November last year, the UN Chief welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor between India and Pakistan, saying it paved the way for interfaith harmony and understanding.

"We welcome #Pakistan and #India opening #KartarpurCorridor today connecting two key Sikh pilgrimage sites, paving way for interfaith harmony and understanding by facilitating visa-free cross border visits by pilgrims to holy shrines," spokesperson for the Secretary-General had tweeted.

The Kartarpur Corridor links Dera Baba Sahib in Gurdaspur in India and Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan. It was opened on November 9 in a historic people-to-people initiative between the two countries.

The Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib is located across the Ravi river in Pakistan and is about four kilometres from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

According to the agreement between Pakistan and India, 5,000 pilgrims from India can visit the shrine daily and the number can be increased in future.

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