Indian Sikh community feels rejoice on construction of Kartarpur corridor


Islamabad: The Indian Sikh community feels rejoice on the construction of Kartarpur corridor.
According to the Indian Media reports, India’s Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday laid the foundation stone for the construction of the four-km-long corridor connecting Dera Baba Nanak in India’s Gurdaspur district with Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan.
“The corridor will become a symbol of love and peace between both countries,” Naidu was quoted as saying in Gurdaspur. “This is a momentous and historic day we are fulfilling the wish of thousands of Sikh devotees,” he said.
Earlier, the Pakistan government had invited Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, Indian Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu to the Nov 28 Kartarpur corridor groundbreaking ceremony.
The invitation was accepted with by Sidhu, who termed the development as “historic”. Who added that he had lodged an application with the Ministry of External Affairs for permission to attend the groundbreaking event.
Meanwhile, the chief minister of Indian Punjab thanked Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi for the invitation but declined it in a letter addressed to the foreign minister.
It was worth mentioned here that Prime Minister Imran Khan will lay foundation stone of Kartarpur corridor on November 28.


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