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Opening Kartarpur corridor is a historical decision: CM Punjab

LAHORE: Chief Minister (CM) Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar termed the decision of opening Kartarpur Corridor “historic” while adding that all credit behind this move goes to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

Referring to the opening of Kartarpur border, the CM Punjab said such significant announcement on the birth anniversary Baba Guru Nanak is a good omen for Pakistan and India.

This step will strengthen the peace efforts between the two countries, Buzdar remarked, adding that Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan is an advocate of friendly ties with neighboring countries .

He further acknowledged that the Punjab government has always provided all possible facilities to the Sikh community.

A day earlier, former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu also cheerfully commented that all the credit for opening Kartarpur Border goes to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan.

“Imran Khan had said that Kartarpur border is a corridor of peace and prosperity, we should take the initiative [of opening Kartarpur border].” Sidhu shared adding that the Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa also assured the opening of the border.

Moreover, PM Imran Khan will lay the foundation stone of Kartarpur Corridor here on Wednesday (tomorrow), to facilitate Sikh pilgrims across the border for travel to a historic Gurdwara in Narowal district.

The work for preparation of the stage, with 20ft width and 60ft length, for the ground breaking ceremony of the road, has been in its concluding phase.

The construction work of the corridor will begin after the ground breaking ceremony tomorrow.

The formal opening of the work of the Kartarpur Corridor in India began yesterday after a formal ceremony.

 

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