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Kartarpur Corridor work apace, says Amarinder

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.  

Punjab CM demands withdrawal of visitor fee proposed by Pakistan

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said the work on the Kartarpur Corridor on the Indian side would be completed by October 30.

The Chief Minister visited Dera Baba Nanak to review the progress of the ongoing construction work.

Demanding immediate withdrawal by Pakistan the proposed facilitation charge of $20 per visitor to the historic Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib, saying it was against the basic spirit of Sikh ideology.

Capt. Singh said he had already sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to pressurise Pakistan into withdrawing the proposed fee and suggested that the Minister of External Affairs take up the matter during bilateral meetings subject for early resolution of the matter.

The Chief Minister expressed the confidence that the work on Kartarpur Corridor on the Indian side would be completed by October 30, though he expressed concerns about the pace of progress on the Pakistani side. In response to a question on the security threat along the corridor, he underlined the need to remain on constant guard.

Asked about the differences with the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee on the celebration of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the Chief Minister said talks were progressing cordially.

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