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Kartarpur opening demonstrates Pakistan’s commitment to peace: Russian envoy

KARACHI: Alexey Y Dedov, the ambassador of the Russian Federation in Pakistan, hailed the move of the South Asain giant to open the Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims in India. According to details, the envoy, speaking at Pakistan Institute of International Affairs on the topic of “Russia’s Stabilising Role in South Asia”, stated that Pakistan's decision of opening Kartarpur border shows the country's commitment towards peace and stability in the region. He further appreciated Pakistan's military crackdown against…

Construction work on Kartarpur corridor initiates

NAROWAL: The longstanding dream is finally being materialized in a literal sense as heavy machinery reached Kartarpur area of the district to start construction work on the corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur to Dera Baba Nanak in India’s Gurdaspur district. According to details, the construction company, in charge of the whole project, has shifted heavy machinery and raw material to Kartarpur to start building a four-kilometer road from the Gurdwara to the border. The construction of two bridges on the…

India’s friendship only possible with a ‘secular’ Pakistan: COAS Rawat

NEW DEHLI: Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat came up with a bizarre condition for Pak-Ind friendly ties and advised the South Asian giant Pakistan to become a 'secular state.' As per details, the chief of army staff (COAS) of Indian extremist state said, during a local interview, Pakistan has made itself an Islamic state, "if they want friendship with India then they should play their role as a secular state." Responding to Prime Minister Imran Khan's offer of improving relations between the arch-rivals, Bapin…

Warmonger Indian COAS threatens ‘drone strikes’ at Kashmiris, Pakistan

NEW DEHLI: Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat reciprocated to Pakistan's peace initiative of opening Kartarpur with hollow claims of 'striking drones' at innocent Kashmiris and South Asian giant Pakistan. Once again, unveiling the real warmonger side of India, General Bipin Rawat threatened on Thursday that Kashmiris should stay ready to bear harms caused by Indian drone attacks, adding, the strikes may go even beyond the Line of Control (LoC) towards Pakistan. Giving implausible statements regarding ‘waging war’ or…

US welcomes opening of Kartarpur corridor

WASHINGTON: While hailing Pakistan’s initiative of opening Kartarpur Corridor, the US State Department has said it welcomes efforts to increase people-to-people contact between India and Pakistan, ARY News reported on Thursday. In a statement, the State Department said that “we encourage steps that build confidence and foster dialogue between the two countries.” The State Department further said that “the normalization of relations between Pakistan and India is vital to both countries, and the region.” Prime…

‘I love Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa,’ says Sikh leader Gopal Chawla

NAROWAL: Expressing his love for Pakistan and the country’s Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa, prominent leader of the Pakistan’s Sikh Community, Gopal Chawla, said he didn’t do anything wrong by shaking hands with the army chief, ARY News reported on Wednesday. “If I’ve hugged or shaken hands with the army chief, it shouldn’t be a concern to anyone, he is from my country, I love Pakistan and I love Qamar Javed Bajwa…I am ready to even sacrifice my life for Qamar Javed Bajwa” said Chawla, General Secretary of the…

‘Contest election in Punjab, you’ll win’, PM Khan tells Sidhu

NAROWAL: Prime Minister Imran Khan while addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor on Wednesday said he failed to understand as to why Indian cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu was criticized for visiting Pakistan to attend his inauguration in August. He said Sidhu had brought with him a message of love and friendship. The prime minister in a jest said that if the former cricket star will contest election in Pakistan's Punjab, he would win. “Sidhu came with a message of…

‘COAS met all guests at Kartarpur’: ISPR slams Indian media’s ‘myopic’ coverage

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa met all guests at the groundbreaking ceremony of Kartarpur corridor, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said while hitting out at what it said Indian media’s myopic view of the event. “Indian media taking a myopic view is selectively showing Mr. Gopal Chawla meeting COAS. Army Chief met all guests at the venue irrespective of identity. A peace initiative should not be subjected to propaganda,” the military’s media wing said. Indian media taking a…

PM Imran performs ground-breaking of Kartarpur corridor

NAROWAL: In a historical event, Prime Minister Imran Khan has laid the foundation stone of Kartarpur Corridor which will link Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan with India’s Gurdaspur district. According to details, the ground-breaking ceremony was attended by Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and other government officials. Former Indian cricketer and member of Punjab cabinet Navjot Singh Sidhu and other Indian ministers were also present at the occasion, A group of…

Opening Kartarpur does not imply outset of bilateral talks with Pakistan: Indian minister

As an Indian delegation is currently in Pakistan, attending the ground-breaking ceremony of Kartarpur corridor, Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj announced Wednesday that India will not partake in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) conference if it is held in Pakistan. Brushing off all chances of improvement in ties between the arch-rivals, Indian minister categorically said, "Until and unless Pakistan stops terrorist activities in India, there will be no dialogue and we will not…