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Kartarpur Corridor to be inaugurated on Saturday, in historic Indo-Pak move

Arch-rivals India and Pakistan will throw open the Kartarpur Corridor on Saturday which will provide for Indian pilgrims to visit one of Sikhism s holiest shrines in Pakistani town of Narowal without a visa, in a rare and landmark people-to-people initiative in the midst of their strained bilateral ties over Kashmir. The corridor links Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur in India to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of Sikh faith s founder Guru Nanak. The Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib is located across Ravi river in Pakistan and is about four km from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district of Punjab. The inauguration of the corridor comes in the midst of frayed ties between India and Pakistan following New Delhi s decision in August to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir s special status and bifurcate the state into two Union Territories. Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the corridor on the Pakistani side while his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will

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