CHANDIGARH, Punjab—After more than three months long closure due to Covid-19 pandemic, the Pakistan government is going to reopen Kartarpur corridor on June 29 i.e. on the 181st death anniversary of Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Notably, the Indian government had suspended pilgrimage to Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib on March 16.
Sharing the information, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the Pakistan government has completed all the arrangements to ensure social distancing and sanitization within Gurdwara premises.
“As places of worship open up across the world, Pakistan prepares to reopen the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor for all Sikh pilgrims, conveying to the Indian side our readiness to reopen the corridor on 29 June 2020, the occasion of the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh,” Qureshi tweeted.
Meanwhile, it is learned that the Indian government has refused to resume Kartarpur pilgrimage citing health issues.
To ensure adherence to the health guidelines, Pakistan has invited India to work out necessary SOPs for reopening the Corridor.