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Kartarpur corridor Live updates: Pakistan army chief general Qamar Javed Bajwa to attend groundbreaking ceremony

Prime Minister Imran Khan will on Wednesday lay the foundation stone for Kartarpur corridor, which will facilitate the visa-free travel of Indian Sikh pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur.

Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu and Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh had on Monday laid the foundation stone of a road, from Dera Baba Nanak town in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district, which will connect the Kartarpur Corridor.

India had proposed the corridor to Pakistan around 20 years back. The issue recently came into focus after Sidhu visited Pakistan in August to attend the oath-taking ceremony of his cricketer-turned-politician friend Khan as prime minister of that country.

Last week, Pakistan and India announced that they would develop the corridor on their respective side of the border to help Indian pilgrims visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur.

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First Published: Nov 28, 2018 12:35 IST

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