UN chief terms Kartarpur corridor a 'corridor of hope'

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He said this is a welcome symbol of interfaith harmony.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday hailed Pakistan s efforts for interfaith harmony as he visited the Kartarpur corridor.

The UN chief took to the twitter and said, “I was honoured to visit Pakistan’s newly opened Kartarpur Corridor - a corridor of hope, connecting two key Sikh pilgrimage sites."

“This is a welcome symbol of interfaith harmony.” 

He was received by Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Pir Noor-ul-Qadri upon his arrival at the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahab and Kartarpur corridor.

Earlier today, the UN Secretary General, during his visit to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kararpur and the Kartarpur corridor, lauded Pakistan’s efforts to maintain peace and interfaith harmony. “The opening of the Kartarpur corridor is a practical proof of Pakistan s desire for peace and interfaith harmony”.

Terming the opening of the corridor a "good step", the UN chief said that it would promote tolerance and interfaith harmony.

The UN chief was briefed about the steps taken by the government for facilities being provided to the Sikh community. He was told that purpose of opening of Kartarpur Corridor was to provide an easy access to the Sikh Community across border.

During his visit, the UN secretary general was given a special briefing on the development of the Kartarpur corridor.

Guterres was then taken on a tour of the gurdwar and visited various sections of Kartarpur Complex. The UNSC also laid floral wreath at the grave of Baba Guru Nanak

The UN chief appreciated facilities being provided to the Sikh yatrees at the complex. Inside the temple, Mr Guterres met various Sikh religious leaders and was presented with mementos to commemorate his visit.