Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday expressed happiness over the reopening of Kartarpur Corridor and stated this has been made potential with the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan.
Mr Sidhu made these remarks at a press convention in Punjab’s Gurdaspur after getting back from his go to to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan.
“The reopening of Kartarpur Sahib Corridor has been made potential with the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan,” stated Mr Sidhu.
“I request that if you wish to change lives in Punjab, we must always open the borders (for cross-border commerce). Why ought to we undergo Mundra Port, a complete of two,100 km? Why not from right here, the place it is solely 21 km (to Pakistan),” he added.
His go to got here after a recent tussle erupted in Punjab Congress following the exclusion of Mr Sidhu’s title from the delegation, led by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, comprising state cupboard ministers that visited Kartarpur Sahib on Thursday.
The visa-free 4.7-kilometre lengthy Kartarpur Corridor, which hyperlinks Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the ultimate resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district of Punjab, reopened on Wednesday. The hall, which turned operational in 2019, was closed in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier, the Imran Khan authorities of Pakistan praised Mr Sidhu for his position within the opening of the hall to Sikh pilgrimage web site Kartarpur Sahib.