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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres Visits Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in West Punjab

February 18, 2020 | By

Kartarpur Sahib, Narowal: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday (Feb. 18) visited Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahab and the Kartarpur Sahib corridor in the Narowal district of West Punjab.

UN chief at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur Sahib with representatives and officials of Pakistani government and Sikh representatives from Pakistan [February 18, 2020] | Photo Courtesy: PakistanToday

During his visit, the UN chief was given a special briefing on the development of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor. Antonio Guterres was then taken on a tour of the historic Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur.

UN Chief during a briefing about Kartarpur Sahib Corridor | Photo Courtesy: DawnNewsTV

The four-kilometer-long corridor, which was inaugurated in November last year, provides pilgrims a visa-free link between Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur (West Punjab) and the Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district of East Punjab.

UN Chief with Pakistan’s Minister of Religious Affairs Pir Noorul Haq Qadri | Photo Courtesy: DawnNewsTV

During his visit Antonio Guterres met various Sikh leaders and was presented with mementos to commemorate his visit.

Pakistan’s Minister of Religious Affairs Pir Noorul Haq Qadri accompanied the UN secretary general on the visit.


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