ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has welcomed the interest expressed by Bhai Sahib Bhai (Dr) Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia OBE KSG, Chairman Nishkam Group of Charitable Organizations in development projects of Kartarpur Corridor.
Bhai Sahib Bhai was heading a delegation of Sikh community during the meeting with the prime minister. Special Assistant to PM for Overseas Pakistanis Syed Zulfiqar Ali Bukhari was also present on this occasion.
The chairman Nishkam Group of Charitable Organizations showed keen interest in infrastructure development projects especially building rest houses in Nanakana Sahib and Kartarpur Corridor.
He also assured to facilitate and help start the first phase of the £500 million fund the Sikh community had announced earlier this year.
PM Imran Khan will inaugurate the Kartarpur Corridor on Nov 9, Saturday.
The Katarpur Corridor has been endorsed by the Sikh community and human rights organisations around the world to help normalize the situation between Pakistan and India.
The agreement was long-awaited by the Sikh community who resides in majority in Indian Punjab. Through the corridor, the Sikhs will be able to reach their holy shrine in Nankana Sahib, Pakistan.
It will be visa-free travel. Only passport would be required, though it would not be stamped, for identification.
On Nov 4, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan had said the opening of Kartarpur Corridor was execution of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision of protection and freedom of all minorities.
On Oct 24, Spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan Dr Mohammad Faisal had said 20 US dollars service charges would definitely be charged from pilgrims, which was very nominal in comparison to the facilities and maintenance being provided.
The Frontier Works Organization completed the corridor project in about one year which was supposed to be completed in four to five years, the FO had spokesperson said praising the efforts of the company.