Pakistan: FIA opens immigration office in Kartarpur

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 03 Dec 2018

Pakistan: FIA opens immigration office in Kartarpur
Islamabad, Dec 3: Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency has set up an immigration office at Kartarpur border in Narowal

FIA Deputy Director Mufakhar Adeel told Dawn that Gurdwara Darbar Sahib was located close to the Kartarpur border.  

He told the Pakistan-based newspaper that since the border crossing could be an easy target for terrorists, human traffickers and drug dealers, a strong mechanism was required to keep the situation under control on both sides of the border.

He told the newspaper that the FIA officers would play the role of boarding officers and check the documents of pilgrims and identify them through biometric technology.

He said that Sikh pilgrims who will be having visa will be allowed to enter the city.

He said pilgrims, who are going to have permits, will be allowed to access the Gurudwara only.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday laid the foundation stone at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor in presence of two Indian Ministers.

The corridor will link Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, in Narowal district of Pakistan's Punjab province, the final resting place of Sikh faith's founder Guru Nanak, and the international border with India, facilitating Sikh pilgrims across the border.

Islamabad followed up India's decision to develop the Kartarpur corridor, recently and had invited a few of Indian ministers to attend the ceremony in Pakistan.

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