Honorable Prime Minister Imran Khan, during his “Swearing In” ceremony as Prime Minister of Pakistan decided to open Kartarpur Corridor as a gesture of goodwill for the Sikh Community on the 550th Birthday celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Jee. The idea was shared with the Indian legend Sikh cricketer Sardar Navjot Singh Sidhu who attended the “Swearing In” ceremony of Prime Minister of Pakistan. On 28 November 2018, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Navjot Singh Sidhu attended the Ground Breaking Ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor. In a record period of 11 months, the dream of Kartarpur Corridor became a reality with some untiring efforts of FWO and ETPB. On 09 November 2019, Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated Kartarpur Corridor as a gift on 550th Birthday celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Jee. Kartarpur Corridor is functioning under an MOU between Pakistan and India. 5000 Indian yatrees are allowed to enter from Indian side on daily basis but the figure can go up to 15000 on special occasions. Hence, there is no bar on number of visiting Sikh community in Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur.
Baba Guru Nanak spent his last 18 years at Kartarpur Sahib. Samadhi and Mazaar were stablished for the first time when Baba Guru Nanak departed for his heavenly abode on 22 Sep 1539. Kartarpur Sahib is a center of attention today for thousands of followers of Baba Guru Nanak visiting to pay homage on daily basis. The original abode (Gurdwara) established by Guru Nanak in 1515 was washed away by floods of the river Ravi and later Maharaja of Patiala built the present day building in 19th century. After the partition in 1947, Sikh Community migrated to India and Gurdwara was left abandoned. ETPB and PSGPC restored the Gurdwara in 2004 for Sikh yatrees after its necessary repair and maintenance. Eversince 2004, Sikh community has been performing all religious rituals in Gurdwara Darbar Sahib. However, the actual dream of Kartarpur corridor became a reality in 2019 when Kartarpur Corridor was opened on 09 November 2019 by the honorable Prime Minister Imran Khan.