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Feb 11, 2019, GURDASPUR.
The Centre on Monday, in yet another step closer to the facilitation of devotees for a pilgrimage to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur Sahib in Narowal district of, has notified Baba Nanak land check post as an authorized immigration check post for the passenger movement between India and Pakistan.
On Monday, the ministry of home affairs issued a notification that reads “In pursuance of sub-rule (b) of rule 3 of the Passport and Rules, 1950, the Central government hereby designates (Entry into India) Dera Baba Nanak Land Check Post of District Punjab state as an authorized Immigration Check Post. Visitors can entry into /exit from India with valid travel documents for all classes of passengers.” All the immigration formalities of the passengers going to Pakistan or arriving back from there would be completed at Dera Baba Nanak land check post explained by an immigration official who didn’t wish to give his name with authorizing of Dera Baba Nanak land check post as an authorized immigration check post. Rajesh Sharma(Border Security Force (BSF) deputy inspector general), Gurdaspur informed that presently the passenger travel between India and Pakistan takes place only from rail border in Punjab and Attari land. The second place for passenger movement between the two countries will be Dera Baba Nanak.
Meanwhile, Gurjit Singh Aujla(Amritsar Lok Sabha MP), said that, following Pakistan prime minister announcing to set up Baba University at, the Indian Prime Minister should also upgrade the Guru Nanak Dev University to an international level Central University. In a letter written to PM Modi, Aujla said: “As you are aware that 550 birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev is being celebrated in the November 2019 beginning with the development of a corridor to the Kartarpur Sahib, I request you to upgrade GNDU into an international level Central University.”