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UN Secy Gen visits Kartarpur gurdwara

UN Secy Gen visits Kartarpur gurdwara

Islamabad, Feb 18 (UNI) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres visited Kartarpur Corridor on Tuesday and termed it as a "corridor of hope" and symbol of interfaith harmony.

"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," Guterres said in a tweet.

The four-kilometre-long corridor, which was inaugurated on November 9, provides pilgrims a visa-free link between Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur and the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Indian Punjab. During his visit, the UN chief was taken on a guided tour of the gurdwara.

Guterres met Sikh religious leaders and was presented mementos to commemorate his visit.



Guterres also visited the kitchen at the gurdwara, where he was served a traditional meal of rice and lentils.

UNI SRJ

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