Travel Through Kartarpur | Pakistan Forwards Recommendations To India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has sent recommendations to India for facilitating visa-free travel of Indian Sikh pilgrims through the upcoming Kartarpur corridor.

According to reports, Islamabad has given a 59-page document with 14 key recommendations to New Delhi, wherein it has called for Indian pilgrims to be given free entry and that facilitation centres, as well as security check-posts, be set up on both sides of the border.

The recommendations further include that pilgrims shall be allowed in groups of minimum 15 people. Pakistan shall issue a special permit to Sikh pilgrims and both the countries will compile a record of visitors which will include their names, travel records and other details.

The Indian government shall provide a list of pilgrims to Pakistan three days in advance and that it is mandatory for all visitors to bear a standard Indian passport.

The recommendations further say that all visitors shall be required to obtain a security clearance certificate from Indian authorities and Pakistan shall issue permits to 500 visitors per day and local authorities shall reserve rights to admission.

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