Responding to invitation of Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to attend opening ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor corridor, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has said he is looking forward to meet the Pak leader. "My application for permission to attend is now lodged with MEA," the leader said in his response letter.
Sidhu, who claimed to have paved way for Kartarpur Corridor clearance during his visit to attend Pak PM Imran Khan's oath taking ceremony, said, "Good deeds speak for themselves, the hand only interprets their eloquence." Every noble act makes way for itself." The Congress leader was invited to Pak PM's ceremony on a personal capacity, however, his visit was slammed by the ruling BJP as unpatriotic act. His hug with Pak army chief had earned him special flake.
Opening of Kartarpur Corridor a step forward in right direction from conflict to cooperation: Pakistan
On his return from Pakistan, Sidhu had justified that he hugged General Qamar Bajwa as he promised to open the Kartapur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims.
"On this momentous day the hearts of the Sikh community will overflow with hope and gratitude as they contemplate their chance to pay obeisance at the historical Gurudwara Sahib," the cricketer-turned-politician said in his letter today.
Sidhu claimed that the development with be ground breaking for relations between India and Pakistan.
Responding to invitation of Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to attend opening ceremony of #KartarpurCorridor corridor,Navjot Singh Sidhu writes "I look forward to meeting you on this historic occasion. My application for permission to attend is now lodged with MEA" pic.twitter.com/4NexsNPtxS— ANI (@ANI) November 25, 2018
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the groundbreaking ceremony of the corridor on the Pakistani side on November 28.
The announcement follows the Indian Union Cabinet's decision to clear a proposal to develop a corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab's Gurdaspur district to the International Border to facilitate Indian pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan. Following the Cabinet decision, India urged Pakistan to build the corridor to Kartarpur Sahib on the Pakistani side.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hoped the Kartarpur corridor would act as a bridge between the peoples of India and Pakistan. He even referred to the fall of the Berlin Wall to underline the importance of the corridor.