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The Kartarpur Corridor with Pakistan will reopen from November 17 (Wednesday), just two days ahead of Gurupurab, the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji

The Kartarpur Corridor with Pakistan will reopen from November 17 (Wednesday), just two days ahead of Gurupurab, the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Union Home Minister Amit Shah posted on Twitter.

The government's move came after a Sikh delegation on Sunday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to reopen the corridor.

The Sikh pilgrimage corridor, connecting the Darbar Singh Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan from Dera Baba Nanak Sahib in Gurdaspur in Punjab, was closed since March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Shah said that the decision taken by the Prime Minister shows the Union government's reverence towards Guru Nanak Dev Ji and the Sikh community.

"In a major decision, that will benefit large numbers of Sikh pilgrims, PM @Narendramodi govt has decided to reopen the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor from tomorrow, Nov 17. This decision reflects the immense reverence of Modi govt towards Guru Nanak Dev Ji and our Sikh community," Shah tweeted.

The Home Minister said: "The nation is all set to celebrate the Prakash Utsav of Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji on November 19, and I am sure that Modi government's decision to reopen the Kartarpur Sahib corridor will further boost the joy and happiness across the country."

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Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist for female education and also the world's youngest Nobel Prize laureate, has married Asser Malik, general manager of high-performance with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), in a low-key nikah ceremony in Birmingham.

Malala, who at age 17 became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate, became a global celebrity when an assassination attempt was made on her in 2012 in retaliation for her activism when she was only 15. A bullet pierced her head and she was flown from Pakistan to Birmingham in a critical condition.

Today marks a precious day in my life. Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life. We celebrated a small nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham with our families. Please send us your prayers. We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead, " Malala tweeted.

Malala's husband, Malik, has a LinkedIn profile that says that he is an entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the sports industry. "I designed a player development program for Multan Sultans. Currently serving as General Manager High Performance at the Pakistan Cricket Board, "says Malik's LinkedIn profile."

Several celebrities and political figures took to social media to congratulate Malala.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted, "Congratulations, Malala and Asser! Sophie and I hope you enjoyed your special day. We're wishing you a lifetime of happiness together. "

Actor Priyanka Chopra congratulated the Nobel laureate, re-sharing the post on her Instagram story. "Congratulations, @malala. Wishing you so much joy and happiness. You are an absolute vision (sic)!! " (IANS/JB)

Keywords: Malala Yousafzai, Aseer Malik, PCB, Marriage, World, Birmingham, Pakistan.


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