On Wednesday, Pakistan has issued a commemorative coin to mark the 550th birthday of Guru Nanak Dev in November. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has shared a picture of the commemorative coin in a social media post.  

PM Khan wrote in the post, “Pakistan issues commemorative coin to mark the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.” The coin issued ahead of the inauguration of the Kartarpur Corridor on November 9 by the Pakistani Prime Minister.

This year marks the 550th birthday year of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, whose birthplace was Sri Nankana Sahib, which is at present in Pakistan.

November 2018, both Pakistan and India have agreed to set up the Kartarpur Corridor to connect the historic Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, which is the final resting place of Guru Nanak Ji – in the Pakistani town of Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur District of Punjab.

Kartarpur Sahib is situated in Narowal District of Pakistan across the River Ravi, nearly 4 km away from the Dera Baba Nanak Shrine.

Pakistan has developed around eighty immigration counters at the Kartarpur Corridor to speed-up the process of clearance for a large number of pilgrims, who are likely to visit the holy shrine.

Last week, Pakistan and India have signed the deal on the Kartarpur Corridor that will permit Indian Pilgrims to undertake a visa-free visit to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, the Sikh Shrine of founder Guru Nanak Dev in Pakistan.

The deal will allow 5000 Indian Pilgrims daily to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, where Guru Nanak Ji has spent the last eighteen years of his life.

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