KARTARPUR (PAKISTAN), Nov. 11 -- Opening of the Kartarpur Corridor is not only the best gift Sikhs on the Indian side of the border could have asked for during Guru Nanak's 550th birth anniversary celebrations, but it has also come as a blessing for local Muslims and other minorities in Pakistan.

"Baba Nanak is not only a Sikh guru, but also our 'peer' (spiritual guide)," says Mohammad Irfan Khan, 40, who reached the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib along with his family from Doda, a nearby village.

Irfan was among hordes of Muslims who took part in the festivities along with other devotees over the weekend. They have also been performing 'sewa' at the community kitchen and 'joota ghar'.

The shrine was built to commemorate the site where Guru Nanak...