Pakistan decides to open Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has decided to open Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi wrote on the social networking site Twitter that places of worship are being opened all over the world and now the Kartapur corridor will also be opened on June 29 by Pakistan and India.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the decision to open Kartarpur Corridor was taken in connection with the anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

 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)

Foreign Office spokesperson Ayesha Farooqi said that India has been informed to reopen the Kartarpur corridor. The Kartarpur corridor was closed on March 16 in view of Corona.

He said that Pakistan has taken necessary steps to open the Kartarpur corridor and India has also been invited to work out a code of health guidelines.

It should be noted that in the last 24 hours, 74 more deaths were reported in Pakistan due to corona, after which the total death toll has risen to 4,035.

Another 3,138 cases of corona virus were reported from across the country, bringing the number of infected people to 1,98,883.

According to figures released by the National Command and Operations Center, 86,906 patients with corona have recovered across the country.

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So far, 72,880 cases of corona have been reported in Pakistan’s Punjab province. 76,318 cases have been reported in Sindh, 24,943 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 10,116 in Balochistan, 12,206 in Islamabad, 1,003 in Azad Kashmir and 1,417 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

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