FO Spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal was responding to a question on a statement by Director General ISPR where he termed passport a pre-requisite for Indian Sikhs using the Kartarpur Corridor. Two days later the foundation stone was laid on the Pakistani side. "Check out the hashtag #KartarpurCorridor on Your Voice section of Volunteer module on NaMo App. Graphics, tweets & more await you", PM Modi tweeted. The pilgrims, also known as yatris, will be able to visit the Gurdwara in Kartarpur without a visa.
The Cabinet had also approved the building and development of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor from Dera Baba Nanak to the worldwide boundary, to facilitate pilgrims from India to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, round the year, in a smooth and easy manner. He now holds a cabinet position within the state government of Indian Punjab.
He said promotion of Hindu and Buddhist sacred sites situated inside Pakistan was also under consideration as the country's regional territory was the cradle for many diverse civilizations over the centuries.
"I thank Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan".
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the first batch of over 500 pilgrims, saying it will be easy to pay obeisance at the Darbar Sahib gurdwara after the opening of the Kartarpur corridor.