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Mumtaz Bibi hugs one of her brothers after reuniting with her family at Kartarpur in Punjab, Pakistan. Image Credit: Punjabi Sanjh TV YouTube screenshot

Islamabad: Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan witnessed another emotional reunion of a family separated by the India-Pakistan partition in 1947.

Pakistani woman Mumtaz Bibi met her siblings separated 74 years ago. The sister finally met her brothers, who live in India, in a moment filled with tears and hugs through the Kartarpur peace corridor in Pakistan.

At the time of partition, Mumtaz Bibi was an infant and was adopted by a Muslim family after her mother was killed by mobs and the family lost, local media reported. Mumtaz’s foster parents Mohammed Iqbal and Allah Rakhi raised her as their own daughter in Sheikhupura district of Punjab province in Pakistan.

Both the families got in touch through social media and planned a reunion at Kartarpur. Finally, Mumtaz along with her other family members reached the Kartarpur Gurdwara to meet her brothers Sardar Gurmeet Singh, Sardar Narendra Singh and Sardar Amrinder Singh. This was the first reunion for the family in 74 years.

In November 2019, Pakistan opened the visa-free Kartarpur crossing to allow Indian Sikh pilgrims access to one of the holiest sites of their religion, Gurdwara Darbar Sahib.

The Kartarpur corridor connecting Pakistan and India has reunited several families after decades. Recently, two brothers separated in the 1947 partition reunited at the Kartarpur corridor after seven decades.