Dinesh K Sharma, Editor

The Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation in Pakistan expresses concern about the rise in the Kartarpur Corridor’s admission fee.

The Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation in Pakistan expresses concern about the rise in the Kartarpur Corridor’s admission fee.

Chandigarh: Imtiaz Rasheed Qureshi, Chairman of the Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation Pakistan, has expressed his displeasure with the increase in the cost of entering the Kartarpur Corridor from Rs.200 to Rs.400 for Pakistani devotees.

Qureshi, a lawyer and social activist, is also seeking Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s innocence in court because his name did not appear in the FIR on the basis of which he and his associates – Rajguru and Sukhdev – were hanged. He has also advocated for the renaming of Shadman Chowk as Shaheed Bhagat Singh Chowk and the production of a postage stamp honouring him.

Qureshi condemned the Evacuee Trust Pakistan’s decision to raise the entry cost to the Kartarpur Corridor for Pakistani citizens from Rs 200 to Rs 400, and claimed the directives may be revoked if the fee is raised.

It may be recalled that His Excellency Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff, opened the Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation Pakistan on November 9, 2019, in response to a demand, said Qureshi, adding that the people of Pakistan and India have become closer, while hatred has diminished and love has flourished, and the era of difference of opinion is almost over.

“We urge the Pakistani government to reverse the rise in entry fee prices and make them completely free for all visitors,” he added