Pakistan won’t charge service fee from Kartarpur pilgrims on Nov 9 & 12: Foreign minister Qureshi
LAHORE: Pakistan will not charge the service fee of $20 from Indian pilgrims visiting the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara on November 9 and 12, the country's foreign minister Shah Mohammed Qureshi said on Friday, ending the confusion over the facilitation charges on the two days.
Kartarpur corridor is a "corridor of love" and there is no sinister design in it, he said on allegations that the Kartarpur corridor could be used to promote separatism in Punjab.
In an interaction with a group of India journalists, Qureshi termed as "historic" the opening of the corridor connecting the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India's Punjab with Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur in the Narowal district of Pakistan's Punjab province on Saturday.
Pilgrims will not be charged service fee to visit Kartarpur Shahib shrine on November 9 and 12, Qureshi said, hours after sources said Pakistan has conveyed to India that it will charge the $20 facilitation fee from each pilgrim using the corridor to visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib on Saturday.
Calling India's move to revoke Jammu and Kashmir's special status under article 370 as "unilateral and unacceptable", he slammed India for the decision.
On the issue of resumption of Indo-Pak dialogue, he said, "We don't want dialogue with India for the sake of it".
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