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FO calls Kartarpur corridor opening ‘dream coming true for Sikhs’

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office (FO) spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal on Wednesday termed the opening of Kartarpur corridor as a 'huge success for Pakistan' and a dream coming true for the Sikh community. Speaking to reporters at the Islamabad airport, the FO spokesman said, “Today is a historic day and this is an important step by Prime Minister Imran Khan for the inclusion and rights of minorities.” According to details, the official was departing for Lahore to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Karturpur corridor.…

PM Imran to perform ground-breaking of Kartarpur corridor today

NAROWAL: Preparations for groundbreaking ceremony of Kartarpur Border Corridor have been finalized and Prime Minister Imran Khan will lay the foundation stone of the corridor today (Wednesday), ARY News reported. A high-level delegation and a group of Indian journalists will also take part in the ceremony. Former Indian cricketer, Navjot Singh Sidhu, has already arrived in Pakistan. Contended over the border decision, Sidhu said the project that couldn’t be materialzed in 73 years finally being executed in just three…

Sidhu arrives in Pakistan to attend Kartarpur Border Corridor ceremony

LAHORE: Former Indian cricketer, Navjot Singh Sidhu, has arrived in Pakistan to attend Kartarpur Border Corridor ceremony scheduled to take place tomorrow (Wednesday). Speaking to media after coming to Lahore through Wagah Border, Sidhu said he was grateful to Prime Minister Imran Khan and his government for giving him another opportunity to arrive in Pakistan for the border ceremony. "It was our wish for last 73 years which has now become a reality", Sidhu said with a smile brimming over his face.…

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…

PM Imran Khan to lay foundation stone of Kartarpur Corridor tomorrow

NAROWAL: Prime Minister 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…

Qureshi welcomes Indian decision to send two ministers for Kartarpar border ceremony

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has welcomed India's decision to send its two ministers to attend the ground-breaking of Kartarpur Corridor, terming it a positive response to Pakistan's move. He expressed these views in an interaction with journalists during his visit to the stall of Indian High Commission at the Pakistan Foreign Office Women’s Association charity bazar in Islamabad. The foreign minister said India had responded well to Pakistan's initiative in its bid to bring the Sikh community…

Indian Punjab’s CM declines invite to attend groundbreaking of Kartarpur corridor

ISLAMABAD: After Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has also declined invitation of Pakistan to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of Kartarpur border corridor on November 28, ARY News reported. Pakistan's decision to open Kartarpur corridor has been seen in the global circle as a benign act and breaking the ice between the rival neighbouring countries. However, callous response at the other end has raised eyebrows. Giving an absurd excuse, Amarinder Singh said he…

Kartarpur Border Opening: PM Imran has shown Pakistan stands for peace, says Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry tweeted on Sunday that Prime Minister Imran Khan has clearly shown "Pakistan stands for peace." Referring to the groundbreaking of Kartarpur Border, the federal minister wrote that "Pakistan through its conduct has once again showed who stands for peace in South Asia and which force is not sincere." Praising the PM, the government's spokesman stressed that Imran Khan has clearly shown Pakistan stands for peace. " #KartarpurBorderOpening is history in the making, history…

‘Unable to attend Kartarpur border ceremony’: Sushma thanks Pakistan for invite

KARACHI: Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Saturday excused herself from attending the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur Border, without giving any specific reason, ARY News reported. In a series of tweets, Sushma Swaraj thanked her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi for inviting her to attend the ceremony, but she said she was unable to travel to Kartarpur border on the scheduled date. She said the Indian side would be represented by her colleagues Union Cabinet Minister of Food…

FM Qureshi invites Sushma Swaraj to Pakistan for Kartarpur groundbreaking

ISLAMABAD: In a positive development, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday invited his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu to attend the groundbreaking for the Kartarpur border corridor. Qureshi in a tweet said: “On behalf of Pakistan I have extended an invitation to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj @SushmaSwaraj ,Capt Amarinder Singh @capt_amarinder & Navjot Singh Sidhu @sherryontopp to attend the groundbreaking…