Pakistan and India reach agreement on Sikh pilgrimage site

Pakistan and India have reached an agreement that will see a new border crossing opened to allow Sikhs access to a pilgrimage site.

The Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur is one of Sikhism's holiest shrines and, after the Punjab region was divided during partition in 1947, Indian Sikhs have had limited access to the site situated in Pakistan.

Delhi said it would fully fund construction of the border entry point on the Indian side, and Pakistan said it would do the same.

Pakistan's Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry called the decision a "victory for the peace lobby" in both countries.

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