Pakistan on Saturday expressed their readiness to India to open the Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims on June 29, the occasion of the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi made this announcement on Twitter.
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.
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) June 27, 2020
India temporarily closed the pilgrimage on March 16 in view of the coronavirus Pandemic.
India and Pakistan in October 2019 signed an agreement that guarantees Indian pilgrims visa-free access to the corridor to travel to the holy site in Pakistan.The 4.2 km corridor connects the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Punjab with Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Punjab.