Pakistan PM to lay stone for Kartarpur corridor today
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will lay the foundation stone for the construction of the Dera Baba Nanak-Kartarpur Sahib road corridor today (November 28). It will facilitate visa-free movement of Indian Sikh pilgrims.
Pakistan Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi extended an invitation to External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, Punjab Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh, and Punjab Cabinet Minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu, to attend the ceremony at Kartarpur.
Swaraj thanked him for the invitation and said that India will send Union ministers Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Singh Puri to Pakistan to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor.
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee President Gobind Singh Longowal along with other SGPC members has arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor. Navjot Singh Sidhu has also crossed over to Pakistan through the Wagah border to attend the groundbreaking ceremony.
Also, PTC network will telecast live the foundation stone laying ceremony of Sri Kartarpur Sahib corridor from Pakistan.
Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu laid the foundation stone for the construction of Kartarpur Sahib Corridor on November 26. It will link Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district with Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan. This corridor will allow lakhs of Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit the holy shrine throughout the year.
On November 22, India’s Union Cabinet took the decision to build the corridor from Dera Baba Nanak to the International Border. On the very same day, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, also announced that Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, would also lay the foundation of Kartarpur corridor on November 28.