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British Prince and Princess arrives in Pakistan

Prince Williams, the Duke of Cambridge and his Duchess arrived in Pakistan on October 15, 2019. This is the first high official visit from Britain to Pakistan since 2006. The visit was organized upon request of UK and commonwealth office. The UK aims at access to quality education to girls and young women in Pakistan.

Highlights of the visit

  • The Prince is to focus on climate change and tour around Pakistan during his visit
  • The couple will also visit the mountainous country side in Pakistan during their 5 day stay in the country

The program and purpose of the visit is being kept a secret due to security constraints. The Late Princess Diana had visited Pakistan in 1996 to attend a fund-raising ceremony built by the then cricketer and now PM Imran Khan.

PM Modi to inaugurate Kartarpur corridor on November 8

On November 8, 2019, PM Modi will inaugurate the Kartarpur corridor to Sri Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan. The opening is being done on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev

About the corridor

Kartarpur Sahib is located in the Narowal district of Pakistan across the Ravi river. It is about 4 km from the Dera Baba Nanak shriince in India. As a major initiative India and Pakistan agreed to set up the Kartarpur corridor that will connect the holy shrines.

The corridor will connect Dera Baba Nanak Shrine in Gurdaspur district in Punjab and Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur. The corridor will facilitate visa free movement of Indian pilgrims to the shrine.

Till now, Indian devotes had to contend darshan using binoculars installed at the Dera Baba Nanak Sahib.

Significance of the shrine

The Gurudwara was built to commemorate the place where the Sikh founder Guru Nanak settled after completing his missionary works. He lived at the site for around 18 years till his death in 1539. The shrine is built where Guru Nanak is said to have died.