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Pakistan Prepares 14-Point Proposal For Kartarpur Pilgrimage, Allow 500 Pilgrims A Day

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| December 29 , 2018 , 18:11 IST

Pakistan prepared an initial draft of Kartarpur agreement with India in a 14-Point proposal that includes a set of rules and regulations.

According to details by Pakistan media, the 59-page proposal, in which two pages specifies the Pak government's restriction for the pilgrimages, also states that only 500 pilgrims will be allowed per day and from 8 am to 5 pm to Kartarpur. It is also proposed that the pilgrims must constitute a group of 15 people.

Though it will be visa-free travel, the pilgrims will have to carry Indian passport and will need a security clearance from India.

According to a media report, the draft also said that "Pakistan reserves the right to refuse entry, reduce the period of stay or terminate the stay in its territory of any pilgrim despite a grant of permit" if it considers "the pilgrim is found undesirable for security or other purposes".

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As per sources, the Indian Government has stated that they have not received any such proposal on Kartarpur Corridor from Pakistan.

On November 28, Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the foundation stone of the Kartarpur Corridor which connects Narowal’s Gurdwara Darbar Sahib to Dera Baba Nanak situated in India’s Gurdaspur.