UN Secretary General visits Kartarpur Corridor
NAROWAL: The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres visited Darbar Sahib Kartarpur Corridor on Tuesday where he was briefed about the steps taken by the government for facilities being provided to Sikh community.
He was told that purpose of opening of Kartarpur Corridor was to provide an easy access to Sikh Community across border and it was a practical proof of interfaith harmony, being ensured by Pakistan.
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Earlier, UN Secretary General also visited various sections of Kartarpur Complex.
Separately, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres visited a school in Lahore on Tuesday and administered polio vaccine drops to kids.
Talking on this occasion, he said, “We will have to make joint efforts to eradicate polio disease.”
He also expressed satisfaction that Pakistan is working effectively to eradicate polio from country.
The UN Chief said that Pakistan was a safe country now as compared to past.
On Feb 17, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres had said during most of his period as a commissioner, Pakistan was the number one refugee hosting country on the earth.
“For more than three out of every four years since 1979, either Pakistan or Iran have been ranked world’s top refugee hosting countries and there were though major conflicts unfortunately erupting in other parts of the world paving the way for soaring of the refugee population. Pakistan today is the world’s second largest refugee hosting country,” Antonio Guterres had said while addressing the event titled ‘40 years of Afghan Refugees Presence in Pakistan: A New Partnership for Solidarity’ in Islamabad.