No passport is needed for Sikh pilgrims visiting Kartarpur: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan On Friday he announced that from India he would not need a passport to travel to Kartarpur and that they would not be charged any fees on the day of the opening of the corridor on November 9.

For the Sikhs who are on pilgrimage to Kartarpur from India, I have given up two requirements: i) they will not need a passport, only a valid identification; ii) they no longer have to register 10 days in advance. In addition, without charge being charged on the opening day and on Guruji's 550th birthday, Khan tweeted.

The will connect the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India's Punjab with Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur, just 4 kilometres from the International Border, located at Narowal district of Pakistan 's Punjab province.

India and Pakistan last week signed the agreement on the Corridor that will allow Indian pilgrims to undertake visa-free visit to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, the shrine of the Sikh religion's founder Guru Nanak Dev in Pakistan , notwithstanding a chill in bilateral ties over Kashmir.

The agreement will allow 5,000 Indian pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib daily, where Guru Nanak spent the last 18 years of his life.

Each visitor would be required to pay $20 as fee, though India has requested Pakistan not to charge the Indian pilgrims.