Kar­tarpur: No fee for pil­grims on Nov 9, 12

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LA­HORE: Pak­istan will not charge the ser­vice fee of $20 from In­dian pil­grims vis­it­ing the Kar­tarpur Sahib Gur­d­wara on Novem­ber 9 and 12, For­eign Min­is­ter Shah Mo­hammed Qureshi said on Fri­day, end­ing the con­fu­sion over the fa­cil­i­ta­tion charges on the two days.

Kar­tarpur cor­ri­dor is a “cor­ri­dor of love” and there is no sin­is­ter de­sign in it, he said on al­le­ga­tions that the Kar­tarpur cor­ri­dor could be used to pro­mote sep­a­ratism in Pun­jab. On the is­sue of re­sump­tion of Indo-Pak di­a­logue, Qureshi said, “We don’t want di­a­logue with In­dia for the sake of it”.

Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi will on Satur­day flag off the first batch of over 500 In­dian pil­grims that will travel to Gur­d­wara Dar­bar Sahib in Narowal district of Pak­istan’s Pun­jab prov­ince through the Kar­tarpur Cor­ri­dor.

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