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Darbar to be completed by Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary: PM Imran

29 November, 2018, 06:32 | Author: Ted Wilson
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In his tweet, the Spokesperson of the Foreign Office Dr Muhammad Faisal said, "The world comes together for the #PakistanKartarpurSpirit - diplomats attending the groundbreaking ceremony".

"We will keep improving Kartarpur corridor and next year you will see all facilities will be available there", he vowed.

Speaking to journalists upon crossing the Wagah Border, Sidhu thanked PM Imran for inviting him to the groundbreaking ceremony.

Addressing the gathering present at the ceremony, the Pakistan Prime Minister said that he heard there was a lot of criticism of Sidhu when he went back to India after attending Khan's oath-taking ceremony.

"It is deeply regrettable that the prime minister of Pakistan chose to politicise the pious occasion meant to realise the long pending demand of the Sikh community to develop Kartarpur corridor by making unwarranted reference to Jammu and Kashmir which is an integral and inalienable part of India", India's Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

Located on the banks of River Ravi in Narowal district, Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib is only 3-4 km within Pakistan from the border with India. He said the corridor will facilitate the Sikh pilgrims to visit their holiest sites in Pakistan.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said Pakistan wants a "strong" and "civilised" relationship with India and the two countries can resolve all issues, including Kashmir, with determination as he laid the foundation stone for a historic corridor linking two revered gurdwaras on both sides of the border. The past teaches us that we must move forward. "This corridor is full of promise, it will bring the two countries close", he said. He compared the situation to that of France and Germany - they fought many wars and there was a lot of bloodshed but their leaders made a decision to move forward. "Both nations can benefit", Khan added. "Just imagine the potential we have if our relationships get strong".

Imran Khan said that there have been "mistakes on both sides" and asserted that the two sides should not live in the past. The former cricket star reiterated his July election victory pledge that "if India takes one step forward, then we will take two steps forward toward friendship". "He was just talking about peace and brotherhood", he said.

In a Twitter message on Wednesday, Farooq highlighted that both the countries should extend the measures aimed at friendship for resolution of core issues.

He said the construction of the corridor will stand completed before the next birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak in November. Kartarpur is where Baba Guru Nanak settled after his travels as a missionary. The premier said he hoped we don't have to wait till Sidhu is chief minister to have better relations with India.

Sikh pilgrims coming from other countries can land at Lahore and Sialkot worldwide airports and reach to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib from the old route.

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