Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 27/02/2020 18:09 
09.11.2019 11:57 News >> Pakistan Opens Kartarpur Border For Indian Sikh Pilgrims

Pakistan Opens Kartarpur Border For Indian Sikh Pilgrims

Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh thanks Pakistan’s premier for ‘turning Kartarpur into reality’

Pakistan on Saturday opened a key border crossing with neighboring India for Sikh pilgrims ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak, founder of their religion.
With a giant gate opened with a clutter at Zero Point -- a border that connects Pakistan's northeastern Narowal district to Indian Gurdaspir city -- a group of Sikh pilgrims, men and women, led by former Indian Premier Manmohan Singh entered Pakistani side of the border to mark the official opening of the crossing.
"This is a historic moment," the two-time Indian premier told reporters in a brief talk, thanking Prime Minister Imran for "understanding India's wishes and turning Kartarpur into reality".
The delegation also included Chief Minister of India's Punjab state Amrindar Singh, and other dignitaries.
Footage aired on state-run Pakistan Television showed the pilgrims being taken to Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara -- the death place of Baba Guru Nanak who died in 1539 -- via shuttle service.
Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara situated in Narowal district -- some 115 km (71 mi) from the provincial capital Lahore -- is one of the most revered places for the Sikh community as Baba Guru Nanak spent last 18 years of his life there.
The distance between Kartarpur and the town of Gurdaspur in India is merely 3 km (2 mi). But the closure of this crossing meant that Sikh pilgrims from India had to travel, hundreds of kilometers to cross the border at Wagah, near Amritsar and then travel to Lahore, to reach Kartarpur. -



        Latest News
Iranian Vice President Tests Positive For Coronavirus 0 minutes ago...
Masoumeh Ebtekar becomes third Iranian official to contract COVID 19.
Haiti: Protests Continue As Violence Intensifies 0 minutes ago...
1 killed, several wounded as government forced to cancel carnival celebrations as ongoing violence sees no let up.
Sanders Calls Trump's India Policy Failed Leadership -45 minutes ago...
You compel us to play role in US presidential elections, senior Indian politician threatens Bernie Sanders.
Largest-Ever Delegation From EU Meets Africa -45 minutes ago...
European Commission head promises security support to Africa in form of training, surveillance, information, among others.
Turkey: 2 Terror-Nabbed Children, Families Reunite -44 minutes ago...
Number of families reuniting with their children kidnapped by PKK terrorists reaches 11 on 178th day of protests.

 
      Top News
Iranian Vice President Tests Positive For Coronavirus Iranian Vice President Tests Positive For Coronavirus
UPDATE 3- Libya: Haftar Militias Target Tripoli's Mitiga Airport UPDATE 3- Libya: Haftar Militias Target Tripoli's Mitiga Airport
US Daily Slams 'Muted Reaction' To Idlib Offensive US Daily Slams 'Muted Reaction' To Idlib Offensive
US Issues Italy Travel Warning For Coronavirus US Issues Italy Travel Warning For Coronavirus
India: Culture Of Impunity Boosts Rioters To Attacks Mosques India: Culture Of Impunity Boosts Rioters To Attacks Mosques
Kosovo Removes Tariffs On Serbian, Bosnian Products Kosovo Removes Tariffs On Serbian, Bosnian Products
Albanian Premier Urges Serbia To Recognize Kosovo Albanian Premier Urges Serbia To Recognize Kosovo
Turkey Condemns Khojaly Massacre On 28Th Anniversary Turkey Condemns Khojaly Massacre On 28Th Anniversary
Kuwait Reports New Coronavirus Cases, Takes Count To 12 Kuwait Reports New Coronavirus Cases, Takes Count To 12
Wikileaks Founder's Right To Fair Trial Violated: Lawyer Wikileaks Founder's Right To Fair Trial Violated: Lawyer