Pakistan invites Navjot Sidhu to grace Kartarpur Corridor ceremony


Islamabad: Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been invited by Pakistan to attend the ceremony of Kartarpur Border corridor.

This was disclosed by Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Friday.

According to media reports, Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the groundbreaking ceremony of the facilities at the crossing in Pakistan side on November 28.

This will be Sidhu’s second visit to Pakistan this year. Sindhu said he has happily accepted the invitation sent by the Pakistani prime minister for the November 28 event. The Punjab minister said Imran Khan is his best friend and he valued his friendship.

The Kartarpur corridor is a long-standing demand of the Sikh community for building a religious corridor linking Gurdaspur in India with a historic gurudwara in Pakistan.

The Cabinet on Thursday cleared for a proposal from Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district to the International Border to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur in Pakistan.

During Sidhu’s visit to Pakistan in August, the issue had come up there with top brasses of that country. Sidhu had said after his return to the country that Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa had assured him to open the corridor to Kartarpur Sahib.

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