The Pakistani government is working on a proposal to let Indians without a passport enter the Kartarpur Corridor.

The Kartarpur Corridor connects the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan to the border with India.

This proposal will hopefully attract more tourists to the Gurdwara Darbar Shahib.

Times of India reports that Ijaz Shah, Interior Minister of Pakistan, has told the National Assembly that passport-free access of pilgrims was not currently allowed.

According to him, a proposal for access without a passport is being considered to attract more visitors.

For this, detailed information must be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He said that Indian visitors must first complete a combination of electronic and physical security systems from the Pakistan Rangers – a paramilitary law enforcement organisation – together with other law enforcement agencies.

Visitors are kept strictly within the gurdwara (a place of worship) complex by the swing gates to prevent them from going to the Pakistani side, he added.

All activities in and around the corridor are monitored by surveillance cameras.

The Kartarpur Corridor has made it easier for Indian pilgrims to enter the gurdwara without a visa and then return on the same day.

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