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Pakistan, India Agree to Open New Border Entry for Sikh Pilgrims

South Asian arch rivals India and Pakistan have agreed to establish a new cross-border corridor to enable religious devotees from India's minority Sikh community to visit a historic holy temple on the Pakistani side.Analysts said the gesture to build the entry point could help lower long-running border tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors.Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Thursday his government has already conveyed to New Delhi the decision to open the proposed Kartarpur Corridor for the 550th anniversary celebrations next year of the birth of Guru Nanak, the Sikhism founder."We welcome the Sikh community to Pakistan for this auspicious occasion," Qureshi tweeted. He announced Prime Minister Imran Khan will lay the foundation stone next Wednesday to begin construction on the Pakistani side.Qureshi's statement came hours after India announced it had decided to build and develop its side of the corridor on the International border..............

 

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