India Objects To Service Fee For Pilgrims In Kartarpur Talks With Pak

The Kartarpur corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district of Punjab and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian pilgrims.

India Objects To Service Fee For Pilgrims In Kartarpur Talks With Pak

Dera Baba Nanak Gurudwara will be connected to Darbar Sahib via the Kartarpur Corridor

New Delhi:

India and Pakistan today agreed on visa-free travel of Indian pilgrims to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara without any restrictions, based on their faith, a Home Ministry official said.

5,000 pilgrims can visit the holy site of the Sikhs everyday, officials said after the India-Pakistan meeting in Punjab's Attari.

However, no agreement has been reached on Pakistan's insistence on charging a service fee for allowing pilgrims to visit Kartarpur Gurdwara and presence of Indian consular or protocol officials at the premises.

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"The agreement was reached at the third round of talks at Attari on modalities for operationalisation of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor," the official said.

The Kartarpur corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district of Punjab and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian pilgrims.