Added on : 2020-06-27 14:50:40
Despite the number of COVID-19 cases rising, the Pakistan government on Saturday announced the decision to open the Kartarpur corridor from June 29, Monday, a little over three months since it was closed.
"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,’’ Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi tweeted.
Pakistan had shut Kartarpur Corridor for an indefinite period from March 16. As at that time it had stated, "In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, as a precautionary measure to contain and control the spread of the disease the travel and registration for Kartarpur Sahib is temporarily suspended from March 16.’’